Free Media Is In Everybody’s Interest: KEG
Kashmir editor’s guild has expressed concern over the recurrent incidents of media bashing in the Valley.
While on Friday, a group of journalists covering the Friday congregation at Jamia masjid was roughed up by the security personnel, a senior journalist has been asked to vacate his official residence for unexplained reasons.
At least two photo journalists were beaten while covering a protest demonstration after the Friday congregation was over. This happened in presence of some senior journalists who were also covering the development.
KEG reiterates its stand that a free media is in everybody’s interest and should be permitted to operate without obstructions.
A free media is fundamental to democracy. The guild is calling upon the security grid to ensure the media operates freely without becoming the news. (GNS)