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Defending Press Freedom: Condemning threats against Imphal Times Journalist

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Defending Press Freedom: Condemning threats against Imphal Times Journalist

The recent threat against a journalist from Imphal Times, who is also a member of the All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) RTI cell, is a reprehensible act aimed at undermining press freedom and transparency. This targeted intimidation by armed miscreants serves to protect the interests of the powerful and wealthy, further exacerbating the challenges faced by journalists striving to uphold truth and accountability.
Journalists, like the one targeted from Imphal Times, serve as pillars of democracy by shedding light on matters of public interest and holding authority figures accountable. However, when they are subjected to threats and coercion, their ability to fulfill this crucial role is compromised, endangering the very essence of democracy.
The armed individuals threatening journalists is a troubling trend where power and influence are wielded to suppress dissent and manipulate the truth. Against the rights of citizens, these perpetrators of violence prioritize the interests of the elite, perpetuating a cycle of inequality and injustice.
In the face of such challenges, it is imperative that the authorities take swift and decisive action to ensure the safety and security of journalists. Those responsible for this cowardly act must be apprehended and held accountable to send a clear message that attacks on press freedom will not be tolerated.
As a society, we must unite in condemning these despicable acts and reaffirm our commitment to defending press freedom and the principles of democracy. Journalists must be allowed to carry out their duties without fear of reprisal, as their work is essential for the functioning of a healthy and transparent society.
In conclusion, we urge the authorities to prioritize the protection of journalists and uphold the rule of law to prevent further attacks on press freedom. The freedom of the press is a cornerstone of democracy, and it is incumbent upon all of us to safeguard it for the greater good of society.

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Imphal Times is a daily English newspaper published in Imphal and is registered with Registrar of the Newspapers for India with Regd. No MANENG/2013/51092


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