|Early Times Report|
MENDHAR, Nov 16: The Press Council of Mendhar Poonch observed the National Press Day.
The PCM said, this was having grave ramifications on the freedom, dignity and security of service. The current policy has reduced journalists to victims of bonds of contract in the wake of the wide changes in the media since the onset of globalization.
Calling for the widest possible unity of journalists' bodies, the Press Council of Mendhar Poonch President M S Nazki has demanded Setting of a Media Council, setting up of a Media Commission, Amend the Working Journalists Act to bring in the entire media under its orbit, end contract labour in the industry, put curbs on cross media ownership, immediate steps to help the growth of national language news and feature agencies, implement the Wage Board Recommendations and proper Insurance and Pension scheme for journalists & press workers