JKPA dis­cusses problems faced by News­pa­per own­ers

The Northlines - - KATHUA - NL COR­RE­SPON­DENT SRI­NA­GAR, OCT 12

In an emer­gency meet­ing held un­der the chair­man­ship of its Pres­i­dent GH Kaloo and at­tended by re­spectable and se­nior mem­bers of Jammu Kash­mir Press As­so­ci­a­tion at Khid­mat Com­plex wed­nes­day, problems be­ing con­fronted by the Me­dia Houses were dis­cussed and then sev­eral de­ci­sions were taken unan­i­mously.

Ac­cord­ing to the Spokesman of the JKPA, the mem­bers af­ter de­bat­ing and dis­cussing the cri­sis emerg­ing due to the dis­crim­i­na­tory dis­tri­bu­tion of ad­ver­tise­ments by the In­for­ma­tion Depart­ment, it was unan­i­mously re­solved to work with de­ter­mi­na­tion for the bet­ter­ment of the Me­dia in J&K State in gen­eral and Kash­mir val­ley in par­tic­u­lar which re­mains in the grip of cri­sis in one form or the other.be­sides the ac­tion taken by the Min­is­ter in charge In­for­ma­tion Depart­ment, Chowdry Zulfkar Ali, against the Joint Di­rec­tor In­for­ma­tion Depart­ment Kash­mir Wing for com­mit­tal of the al­leged cor­rupt prac­tices was highly ap­pre­ci­ated. It needs to be stated that both the JDS of Kash­mir and Jammu wings of the In­for­ma­tion Depart­ment have been re­sort­ing to un­fair dis­tri­bu­tion of ad­ver­tise­ments and de­priv­ing the ma­jor­ity of Pub­lish­ers of news­pa­pers of their due share and quan­tity of Ads. The mem­bers ex­pressed op­ti­mism that the Min­is­ter shall en­sure fair dis­tri­bu­tion of ad­ver­tise­ments among the Me­dia Houses to dis­cour­age al­leged favouritism and nepo­tism and al­low the Fourth Es­tate to per­form its pro­fes­sional obli­ga­tions ob­jec­tively. (CNS)

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