As mediapersons in Manipur suffer great inconveniences in producing news owing to the total shutdown of internet services and national highway blockade in violence-hit Manipur, the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU) has urged the government to restore internet services in media houses of the state.
The AMWJU has Tuesday highlighted the plight of journalists in Manipur in view of the prevailing unrest in the state since May 3.
It stated in a release issued on Tuesday that the restriction imposed against the use of internet and blockades along national highways of the state have caused great inconveniences to mediapersons in performing their duties
Saying that journalists in the state have been striving relentlessly to provide service to the people despite the difficult circustances and tough times, it urged the authorities concerned to restore internet services in media houses of the state.
AMWJU pointed out that all the media houses in the state, both electronic and print, are bearing the brunt of internet shutdown. Print media houses are without adequate newsprint and press materials, it mentioned.
Correspondents of national and international media are also facing problems in sending news materials to their respective news agencies in time, it added.
In view of the same, the Union reiterated its appeal to the authorities concerned to restore internet services in media houses and the Manipur Press Club considering the inconveniences facing the journalists in the state. AMWJU further appealed to withdraw the blockades imposed along national highways.