Reveal your source

IN Media Watch Briefs | 26/07/2016

In the unfolding saga of the extortion sting which exposed blackmail by the  OHeraldo newspaper in Goa,  and the retaliatory case of data theft filed by the paper, the latest is that the police are pressing the journalist who uploaded the sting to reveal his source. On July 26 Mayabhushan Nagvenkar  was questioned about this by the Goa police crime branch cyber cell’s enquiry officer. This could become  a test case for  source protection.

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