Media houses to jointly protest against Andaman Administration

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Port Blair, Oct 31 (UNI) Editors, publishers and representatives of local newspapers in Andaman and Nicobar Islands have expressed their anguish over alleged biased policy of Andaman and Nicobar Administration in issuing government advertisements to private newspapers.

In a joint meeting held at Port Blair this afternoon, scribes and representatives of local newspapers decided to raise voice against the bias of the Administration. Today's meeting was attended by representatives of almost all local media houses of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

The private local dailies have been protesting since October 20 by publishing blank pages initially, followed by blank editorial columns, which is still continuing but despite such a protest, the Administration was unable to come to a consensus.

''The delay in chalking out a solution to the protest by the local dailies has forced all of us to go for an agitation if the Administration is unable to respond,'' C Chandrachuran, Publisher of Shramik Laher and one of the senior most journalists of Andaman told UNI after the meeting.

In the meeting, a 10-point charter of demands has also been prepared, which would be submitted to the administration along with a memorandum soon.


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