Journalists protest against government for restricting media access to parliament in ongoing winter session
Large numbers of journalists and media representatives united to speak out against restrictions on the media on coverage in parliament. They came together to protest strongly against the government and demand the opening of Parliament to media access.
The Press Club of India, the Delhi Union of Journalists and many other press and media outlets gathered at the Press Club of India (PCI) in the capital New Delhi on Thursday, shouting slogans such as “Long live the freedom of the hurry “.
“Restore journalists’ entry into parliament,” read the tweet from the official Press Club of India account. Watch the video here:
Restore the entry of journalists into Parliament pic.twitter.com/fqWO0iKnd6
– Press Club of India (@PCITweets) December 2, 2021
In retaliation for the media freedom affair, the journalists decided to make their voices heard by organizing a protest demonstration today at 1 p.m. around the premises of the Press Club Of India. In a letter written by the Press Club Of India, the Delhi Journalists Union and other media organizations, declares the subject of the protest and formulates its demands.
For 5 sessions, citing COVID protocols, the government kept most media out of Parliament. We have submitted two memorandums to @loksabhaspeaker, & despite the assurances, the restrictions remain in place
Tomorrow (December 2) at 1:00 p.m., we meet at the PCI to raise our voices. Join to pic.twitter.com/xTEsQefCrj
– Press Club of India (@PCITweets) December 1, 2021
On November 27, journalists from this notable council wrote an open letter to the leaders of all political parties in parliament, protesting the restrictions on media access to parliament. The letter stressed that there is no longer a need for such curbs now, adding that public places such as shopping malls, restaurants and movie theaters have been reopened.
– Press Club of India (@PCITweets) November 29, 2021
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Posted on: Thursday December 02, 2021 6:19 PM IST