Raipur 21 December 2018

Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has taken initiative to create a  law to protect journalists in the state. On the third day of taking charge, Chief Minister Shri Baghel has issued instructions to make the draft of this law.

Chhattisgarh will be the first state of the country to initiate action to ensure the safety of journalists by making laws through the government’s initiative under the leadership of Shri Baghel. It is notable that in the Jan Declaration, it has been promised that security of journalists will be a major priority of the government.

Chief Minister Baghel has instructed that in this regard, after studying the provisions of journalistic protection in different states, a format of this law should be presented before them by consulting journalists, human rights activists, legal experts etc.