Journalists Body Decries Threats

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Srinagar: Kashmir journalists have decried online vilification campaign of individual journalists/reporters working with various institutions in the valley. “It seems to have become a routine exercise of pinpointing individuals by making baseless accusations and thereby aiding the rumor mongering against them”, Kashmir National Television Journalists Association said in a statement.

“The deliberate efforts of spreading rumours against reporters are highly unfortunate. Journalists in the valley cutting across organisations have been working in difficult circumstances for years and have always tried their best to stay rational in their reportage”, the statement endorsed by all other journalist bodies said.

“From time to time journalists particularly those who report from the ground have themselves been victims by getting caught into the crisis. Many have been injured and given their blood in the line of duty. The online vilification campaign without any proof not only goes on to malign their images but also endangers their lives considering the volatility of this conflict torn land”, it further said while expressing hope that this propaganda against the Kashmir media stops as it only goes on to add to the vulnerability they face.

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