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Mainstream, VOL 60 No 48 November 19, 2022

DUJ Concern at Central Monitoring of Clubs & Other Bodies

Saturday 19 November 2022

DELHI UNION OF JOURNALISTS (REGD)
Flat No.29, Central Market, Connaught Place, New Delhi-1
Phone: 23413459, Email: duj.delhi[at]gmail.com

18 November, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

The Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) has expressed serious concern at reports that the Prime Minister’s Office and select ministries are trying to collect details of all institutions and clubs, including press bodies, clubs and conference centers, to monitor the internal affairs of such bodies.

It calls upon the government to ensure that bodies dealing with freedom of the press and problems of journalists and holding seminars and discussions are not meddled with. DUJ has expressed concern at selective targeting of clubs and other elected bodies of journalists.

It has expressed serious concern at news reports that apart from other bodies even the high office of the PMO has started pressing for urgent reviews of clubs and conference halls and demanded lists of events hosted by them in the national capital. Ironically many of these moves started taking off on National Press Day, Nov. 17, 2022 which once was a day for the press to take stock and assert its independence.

Sd/- SK Pande, President
Sd/- Jigeesh, Secretary
Sd/- Sujata Madhok, General Secretary

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