According to BJP's Pravin Darekar, Maharashtra's Government is neglecting journalistic issues

by Web Desk | Published: 15 May 2022

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Journalists, the fourth pillar of democracy, have been in serious jeopardy for the past few years. Many people died while on duty during the coronavirus outbreak, but many more are still waiting for government help. On Sunday, May 15, at the first state-wide convention of the Maharashtra State Union of Working Journalists, a nationwide organisation of journalists led by the Indian Journalists Union, held at the Kohinoor Hall in Dadar, the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Pravin Darekar, said, "We have also raised our voice in the legislature for the journalists to get the status of Covid Warrior, but the state government is ignoring the issues of journalists" (East).
Pravin Darekar, K Srinivasa Reddy, General Secretary of the Indian Journalists Union (IJU), General Secretary Balwinder Singh Jammu, Secretary Narendra Reddy, Former Press Council Member MA Majeed, Telangana General Secretary Virat Ali, M Konda Reddy of the Navi Mumbai Telugu Arts Committee, Ranjit Chaturvedi, Ashok Rajgiri of the Rajgiri Foundation, ETV India Bureau Chief Suresh Thamke, and many
Pramod Waman Kharat, General Secretary of the Maharashtra State Union of Working Journalists, described the organization's role at the start of the convention. Praveen Darekar revealed the organization's new logo. K Srinivas Reddy, the Indian Journalists Union's National President, spoke at the event about the ongoing statewide crackdown on journalists, the protection of the law against journalists, freedom of expression, and modern journalism. Srinivas Gundari, President of the Maharashtra State Union of Working Journalists, presided over the ceremony.
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