Any discrimination with media fraternity won’t be tolerated: JNEG

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Jammu: A meeting of Jammu Newspaper Editor’s Guild chaired by Raj Daluja, Chairman (Editor-in-Chief State Times) and AK Sawhney, President (Chief Patron Journey Line) was held on Friday regarding issues and problems being faced by print media of Jammu.
AK Sawhney while speaking on the occasion said that any discrimination with media fraternity especially with the members of JNEG will not be tolerated any cost.
Sawhney said that there is no uniformity in distribution of advertisements by Information Department. The issuance of advertisement reflects malpractices as allotment of Govt advertisements arbitrarily are made without following any rationale. The public money is being distributed in arbitrary and choicest manner, he added.
Sawhney said like any other UTs, Jammu and Kashmir should also apply the DAVP rate/size structure to newspapers.
During the meeting the members also discussed further course of action and resolved to call on Rohit Kansal Comm. Secy Information Department for discussing all the issues pertaining to media fraternity of Jammu.
Raj Daluja, Chairman JNEG while addressing media persons said that a JNEG delegation will call on Rohit Kansal and apprise him about the problems and difficulties being faced by the media of Jammu.
He said that he had called on Yatish Yadav, Senior media consultant to Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and raised the issues and problems of Newspaper Industry.
Daluja also said that a memorandum will be submitted highlighting the burning issues faced by media. He said that if the government didn’t pay any heed to their demands and issues, they will forced to take necessary action against the department and erring officials.
Daluja also raised the issue of empanelment of newspapers by Directorate of Information and Public Relations as no new newspaper from Jammu has been empanelled from long time despite published regularly.
The JNEG further said that they will soon meet Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha to discuss other problems being faced by Guild members due to high handedness of Information Department.
The other members present during the presser were Ram Kumar Dubey (Editor Kattu Satya), Subash Mehra (Editor Jammu Jotting), Syed Iqbal Kazmi (Editor Daily Udaan), Vishal Chopra (Editor Jammu Metro), Amit Sawhney (Editor Journey Line), Rajiv Mahajan (Editor Top News) and Vinod Kumar (Editor Truly Times), Vicky Singh (Editor Khalsa Express), Sanjeev Chadha (Editor Zinda Sach) and Puneet Arora (Editor Early Post).

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