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Demand for more working media space


The Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) has raised voices for more dignified space for working journalists on duty to cover the proceedings of State Legislative Assembly at Dispur. Submitting a memorandum to Pranab Gogoi, Speaker, Assam Assembly today (March 31, 2012), the organization argues that the journalists, photo-journalists and camera persons belonged to both print and television media have increased their number in recent years and often it is observed that ‘the assigned media persons have to cover the Assembly sessions’ with lot of difficulties due to ‘non-availability of any specified space for them inside the Assembly campus’.


The forum urges for a ‘dignified place’ for the working journalists in the form of ‘lobby room, where some basic minimum facilities like few internet connected computers, newspapers and television sets and sitting arrangements may be arranged for the journalists on duty’.


Formed on 10.10.10 in a meeting held at Guwahati Press Club with an aim to protect the rights of media persons and encourage the spirit of journalism in northeast India, the EMFA has mandates to organize annual television media award functions with regular workshops, interactive sessions and training programmes for the benefit of the media persons of the region.


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