Media deplores scent organisations with vested interest
FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
Itagar, Dec 26: The media fraternity in the state has taken serious exception to the press releases flooding the newspaper establishments regularly by organisations formed overnight to take advantage of the current political turmoil for their vested interest.
“Such organisations are using the media as a notice board to express their views in support and against of both the political groups led by Chief Minister bam Tuki and Kalikho Pul respectively, to earn money which, is not a healthy trend,” Aruchal Press Club president Chopa Cheda said in a statement here today.
He said, in a democratic country every citizen has the right to express views through certain platforms. Media being the watch dog of the society has the utmost duty to publish people’s voices, but not such voices which are not genuine but with persol interests.
“Forming an organisation in a night to express views during the current political tussle does not mean that the organisation is genuine with a certain vision and mission. I have observed that such organisations are mainly formed during such situation to gain monetary benefit from either the party and in the scerio, the media establishments are being harassed and intimidated,” Cheda said. The president further ridiculed that many organisations formed on state-wide basis but in reality the executive body members are only from a particular community without involving representatives from other communities and are basically capital centric without proper vision and mission. Mission of such organisations is only to harass the media, he said.
“Enough is enough. The media in the state will no more tolerate such organisations that are being formed with vested interests. We have decided that no such press releases will be entertained any more other than socially approved organisations,” the president said, adding Media is not a source of income for such groups.