Draft Chhattisgarh Protection of Media Persons Act

The draft Chhattisgarh Protection of Media Persons Act is a proposed journalist protection law. In its final draft, the term ‘media person’ has been widened to include even freelancers, bloggers, contributors and digital scribes provided that the journalist has published at least 3 works in the 3-6 month period before making a complaint. It also covers those journalists who have been paid thrice in the preceding 6 months by a media outlet. The draft proposes 1 year jail term for those found harassing media persons.