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EGM & AMWJU Condemns media gag order

IT News
Imphal April 13,

The Editors’ Guild Manipur (EGM) and All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) takes strong exception at the 10th April 2019 order of the Imphal West district magistrate which barred the media from covering the floral tribute being paid by family members of deceased members of proscribed armed insurgent group, the PLA, at a memorial at Cheiraoching, Imphal West. The two bodies- EGM & AMWJU, observed that the floral tribute which is being organized by a committee of the families of the deceased PLA members were covered by the media year after year following a court order that allowed the families to pay their respect to the deceased members. It is, therefore condemnable that this government should choose to issue bar order to stop media coverage of the tribute paying.
We consider this as an attempt to muzzle the media and urge this government to not to resort to such measures in future, in the interest of democracy.

Salam Chingkheinganba

Chingkheinganba has been a journalist for more than 4+ years and is popular among the team for his reporting style. He and his parents reside in Singjamei Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai . He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Manipur University.

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