Reporting on human rights & everything in between. 2016 IWMF Adelante Fellow to El Salvador. 2015 IMC Medienbotschafter Indien-Deutschland. 2012-2013 IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow.
“Police and security personnel took turns squeezing our breasts, pinching our nipples, touching me on my stomach, back, and thighs. They laughed mockingly as they did this.”
Lingaram Kodopi, a journalist based in Chhattisgarh’s Maoist-infested Bastar district, was jailed in 2009 for protesting alleged excesses on tribals by the security forces. The 29-year-old speaks on what it means to be an adivasi journalist in Bastar, and why his camera is his weapon for a revolution.