World Press Freedom Day: Panelists suggest social security, better working conditions for journalists

Updated On : 04 May , 2017 , 12:41 PM
World Press Freedom Day: Panelists suggest social security, better working conditions for journalists
World Press Freedom Day: Panelists suggest social security, better working conditions for journalists
New Delhi:

Discussions on Press freedom included topics like ‘Shrinking spaces’, violence against journalists and sliding work conditions on Wednesday in New Delhi.

The discussion was organized by Indian Women and Press Corps (IWPC) to mark the occasion of World Press Freedom Day. During the discussion, senior journalists expressed their concern over the issue.

IWPC in a statement told that resolution was moved and adopted at the meeting that focuses on upholding freedom of independent journalism in order to create a just, fair, democratic and humane society.

The panelists included senior journalists and media professionals Neerja Choudhary, Siddharth Varadarajan, Mukesh Bharadwaj and Gurdeep Sappal.

The meeting condemns the violence faced by media persons at workplace as well as society, on a global scale as well as in India and deterioration in working conditions, unfair terms of contract and employment, according to the resolution.

It urged the government to uphold the rule of law in media establishments and to take steps that ensure social security and decent wages for journalists.

First Published : Thursday, May 04, 2017 12:24 PM
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