AMWJU decries burning of Poknapham copies

19 November 2017

IMPHAL | Nov 18

All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union expressed serious concerns and condemned against the act of burning several copies of ‘Poknapham’ daily by the BJP Manipur Pradesh Yuva Morcha (Youth Front) in front of BJP Manipur Pradesh office.

BJP Manipur Pradesh Yuva Morcha (Youth Front) burnt the said copies in protest against the content of ‘Vox Populi’ of Poknapham’s November 18 edition, said a release.

The release further mentioned that according to AMWJU’s Code of Conduct (Local adjustment), there is no restriction on taking legal recourse against any media content by any civil voluntary organisation, political party, or the general public.

Moreover, if there is any complaint concerning any media contents published in the state, there is a Standing Order to consult AMWJU or the editors and publishers of the media house concerned, it continued.

But without any consultation with the editors and publishers of Poknapham, BJP Manipur Pradesh Yuva Morcha (Youth Front) had resorted in a condemnable act of burning the copies of the said newspaper, which AMWJU consider as an act of violating the rights of media, it added.

AMWJU appeals to all civil voluntary organisations, political parties and the general public in state to refrain from such deeds in the future, the release concluded.


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