The Punjab and Chandigarh Journalists Union on Monday demanded the formation of a media fee on the nationwide degree for his or her safety.
On the event of Gandhi Jayanti, the union organised a protest day throughout Punjab on the decision of the Indian Journalist Union (IJU) to examine assaults on journalists.
Journalists belonging to Punjab and Chandigarh staged a peaceable protest in Sector 17 right here by carrying black bands on their faces.
The Union’s Executive President Jai Singh Chhibber mentioned efforts are being made to suppress the voice of the media.
“The Central government is controlling the media by making new laws. On the lines of the Centre, the state governments are also suppressing their voice, ” he mentioned, including that journalists are being pressured to publish in keeping with state’s will.
India was ranked one hundred and sixtieth within the World Press Freedom Index report launched in May, slipping 11 spots additional down the listing from 2022.
Union President Ram Singh Brar mentioned “in today’s time governments are working to make the media their puppets. Rights of the media are being violated”. He mentioned there are steady assaults on the media. He demanded to type a Central regulation and media fee for the safety of media individuals.