The name Elias John may not ring a bell for most of us. However, his TV programmes – Jalakam, Aniyara, Saakshi and Kannadi – were favourites of the viewers, mainly for the content and the presentation style. Mr. John is a journalist who has always raised his voice for the public and against the establishment. Irrespective of the political party that rules, Mr. John has stood for the truth and not projected what the parties want the public to know.
That could be one of the reasons why Network Television (NTV), which he is a part of, produced some commendable programmes on Malayalam news channels, which were celebrated by the public.
Mr. John now heads the Kerala operations of NTV and is also the president of Vizhinjam Mother-Port Action Council. There might not be any other journalist who has researched about Vizhinjam port as much as Mr. John has done. He has in-depth knowledge about the pros and cons of the project and is strongly protesting against the attitude of different governments, in order to save Vizhinjam. He spoke to The Kochi Post about his experiences as a journalist and about his comeback to mainstream journalism.