Bashir Lone elected President of Kashmir Video Journalists Association

Published at November 11, 2017 01:57 AM 0Comment(s)610views

Steps being taken to redress issues of journalists: Dir Info


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Srinagar:

Kashmir Video Journalists Association held its general body election here on Friday.
Bashir Ahmad Lone was elected the Association’s President, Fayaz Ahmed as its Vice President and Jehangir Aziz as its General Secretary.
Bashir Lone works for New-Delhi based news television channel ‘CNN News 18’, Fayaz Ahmed Latha works for the Asian News International network and Jahangir Aziz works for Hyderabad-based ETV.
The election was held at the Media Complex of the Directorate of Information and Public Relations here.
The association said senior journalists of Kashmir were invited to supervise the process. Senior journalists Shujaat Bukhari, Shuja-ul-Haq, Ishfaq-ul-Hassan and Farooq Javid were poll-observers.
“We also take this opportunity to thank the department of information especially its worthy Director Mr Muneer-ul-Islam for extending their support for the smooth conduct of elections,” the Association said.
After his victory, President Bashir Lone assured members of the Association that he will take up the issues related to the video journalists at proper fora and ensure that the issues are resolved at the earliest.
He said that the media persons are facing ‘lot of hardships in covering events in the conflict zone of Kashmir’ and they need to stand united to face such challenges.
According to the Association, the members assured there complete support to the new office bearers.
Meanwhile, information director Muneer-ul-Islam congratulated the newly elected members of the Association.
In a statement, he conveyed his best wishes to the elected team and expressed hope that they shall endeavour for the welfare of video journalist.
He said that the department is well aware of the issues of the journalists in the state and “adequate steps are being taken in this regard”.

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