Kashmir Media: A Story Of Neglect, Says KEG       

Srinagar: Kashmir Editors Guild (KEG) Friday said that the media in Kashmir maintains highest degree of objectivity while the media itself has remained a story of neglect.”

During a meeting of the KEG which was chaired by its president, Fayaz Ahmad Kaloo, the KEG members said, “…while for decades media has upheld the highest degree of objectivity in reporting Kashmir, the media itself has remained a story of neglect.”

A statement issued by the KEG said, “the KEG members felt the need that the issues confronting the media fraternity in Kashmir need to be taken up with the concerned quarters without any delay.”

“… it was unanimously decided that these issues will be tackled as per their priority they necessitate,” the statement added. “The meeting also took note of various developments that are taking place vis-à-vis media in the state.”

The KEG statement further said, “(KEG) members asked the office bearers to involve all the stake-holders in tackling the critical issues involving different spheres of activities of media organizations.”

Meanwhile, the KEG congratulated Tahir Mohiuddin, Editor-in-Chief of Daily Chattan for being presented the yearly state award for outstanding media person.

Notable to mention here, Tahir Mohiuddin, who is also vice-president of the KEG, was conferred the award for his contribution in the field of Media by the state government.

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