A reporter with The Hindu, S Vijay Kumar, writes that while he was trying to protect his sources, a retired government officials had tried to find out the source of the information. The said official seemed aware of the police officers that the reporter had spoken to. This shows that affected officials had tracked his phone calls after he had exposed the corruption scam.
Reporters in Chhattisgarh adopted a unique form of protest against violence at Chhattisgarh state headquarters of the BJP.
According to a Facebook post by journalist Awesh Tiwari (his FB profile shows he’s a news editor with Rajasthan Patrika’s Raipur edition), the journalists donned motorcycling helmets as a mark of protest against the violence. The post went ‘viral’ on social media sites
photo: screenshot of Awesh Tiwari FB post