Skip to content Skip to navigation

EMFA appeals to relax prohibitory order for journalists

Guwahati: Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) has appealed to the district authority to relax the prohibitory order on pillion driving for the city based journalists on duty. The television journalist forum has however asked the reporters, photo journalists and camera persons to carry their identity cards in the duty hours, such that miscreants cannot take the advantage of the situation.
The EMFA statement came following the administration’s prohibitory orders under Section 144 CrPC with immediate effect since Monday after 15 people were injured in a grenade blast in Guwahati by suspected militants. The prohibitory order, including on the pillion driving, is understood to continue till the Independence Day is over.
The media forum argues that most of the television reporters and camera persons based in Guwahati use two wheelers on duty for the quick and cheaper movement. Hence they should be considered and allowed for the pillion driving.
At the same time, the forum has asked the media persons to collect the recognized ‘J’ stickers, approved by the State DIPR, for their vehicles to help the security personnel in recognizing their identities as the traditional ‘Press’ sticker has lost its credibility to the maximum level in Assam.

Add new comment

Random Stories

PII-ICRC media workshop begins

6 Sep 2008 - 1:09am | Nava Thakuria
Journalists from different parts of India with advocacy groups had met at Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh in central India today for a wide range discussion on the freedom of press as well...

When AJYCP tries to maintain a movement

29 Nov 2016 - 9:20pm | AT New Delhi
Assam’s influential organization Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad along with few other influential groups from northeast India staged a demonstration on Monday in the national capital...

2 nabbed in teen assault case

5 Jun 2016 - 10:23pm | Shajid Khan
Police on Saturday arrested Babul Das and Tupa Das, involved in the brutal assault of the teenager at Harisinga on May 30 leading to loss of vision in his eye. The arrest came aftermath of vehement...

Biswas’ tete a tete with Rajnath!

17 Mar 2017 - 12:19pm | AT News
A two year old video clip showing conversation of Union home minister Rajnath Singh with NBBUSS president Soobodh Biswas on Assam’s illegal settlers seems to have created no less controversy across...

Other Contents by Author

Guwahati: Interviewing a leader of an armed outfit in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) and publishing its substance through a portal can be termed as a serious offence against the concerned editor. The fate of Khaing Mrat Kyaw, chief editor of Narinjara news portal, based in Sittwe of Rakhine (also known as Arakan) province in western Myanmar indicates the state of media’s freedom in the southeast Asian country. While the world is fighting against Covid-19 pandemic with over a hundred thousand casualties, the Myanmar authorities have framed charges of glorifying terrorism against the editor for uploading an interview with Khaing Thu Ka, spokesperson of Arakan Army, an ethnic revolutionary...
Amidst myriad devastation created by the novel corona virus around the world, news industries might learn to survive with regained credibility, continued authenticity and most sought after accountability in the post Covid-19 pandemic era. Earlier if these principles were necessary for the mainstream media, now it becomes an utmost priority for its survival. Besides the news outlets, working journalists will also face the same heat.  As millions of people are infected with the deadly virus with thousands of casualties across the globe, once a vibrant media fraternity finds itself in an awkward situation as they start losing their readers, viewers, appreciators along with the...
Guwahati: City-based Dispur Hospitals in association with ‘The Heart’, a non-government organization, have organized an awareness rally on the occasion of World Heart Day on 29 September in the morning hours on streets of the pre-historic city, said the organisers in a press meet held in Guwahati Press Club on Saturday. Created by the World Heart Federation, the heart day updates people around the globe that the cardiovascular disease, including heart disease & stroke, remains the leading cause of human death. Moreover it highlights the probable actions for individuals to prevent and control the disease. “Over 17.9 million people die from CVDs worldwide every year and according to...
Dharamshala: Indian supporters for a free Tibet have urged the Union government in New Delhi to confer Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honour, on the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama for his immense contributions in creating goodwill for India in the last six decades. In a declaration, adopted in the 6th All India Tibet Support Groups’ Conference held on 15 and 16 June in Dharamshala township of Himachal Pradesh under the chairmanship of Rinchin Khandu Khrimey, national convener of Core Group for Tibetan Cause (CGTC), it was accomplished that the Nobel laureate continues to be a holy ambassador of Indian culture enriched with non-violence, compassion...
Guwahati: City based Barthakur Clinic Hospital conducted a brief media OPD clinic at Guwahati Press Club on Saturday (23 February 2019), where nurses Lucy L Chongloi and Kapila Lama Borah checked blood pressures of the participants. It may be mentioned that the participating scribes have maintained the readings of normal blood pressure in the camp.
“In a single generation, Singapore became a first world country. It is now one of the wealthiest nations in the world while maintaining social harmony and remaining free of corruption and crime,” so said senior journalist Hiren Phukan, presently retired after a successful career in the island nation. He was speaking to scribes in the city on Friday through video conferencing from Singapore as part of Guwahati Press Club’s ‘Meet the Press’ programme. Recalling Singapore’s trajectory after independence from Malyasia, Phukan dwelt on the export-led industrialization rather than import substitution that drew multi-national companies to its shores. “The country was made attractive for foreign...
A senior Assamese journalist, who has worked for many years in Singapore will interact with the city based scribes on next Friday (25 January 2019). Hiren Phukan, now settled in the port city State, will answer queries from the members of Guwahati Press Club (GPC) through the video conferencing facility in the program starting at 3 pm. Hails from Uzanbajar locality of Guwahati, Phukan used to work for The Straits Times, Singapore's leading English language daily till 2005. Earlier he was associated with The New Straits Times, Malaysia’s premier daily. After two years he left Kuala Lumpur for Singapore in 1982 and since then he is living there. Prior to it, Phukan worked for The Statesman...
Narayana Super-Specialty Hospital, Amingaon (north Guwahati) will conduct a free health camp for the member-journalists of Guwahati Press Club (GPC) along with their families on Saturday (12 January 2019). The daylong camp will be started by 10 am at newly launched Narayana Superspeciality Clinic (Near Ulubari KFC, Kacharibasti, Guwahati, helpline number- 8011242424) and get over by 2 pm. The participants will be offered the facility of free RBS, ECG and Echo (if advised ) test and subsequent doctor consultations at the centre. One consultant relating to medicine will also be present at the camp. The interested member-journalists are requested to arrive at the venue with the government...
Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), while expressing serious concern over repeated attacks on working journalists across India, insisted on honoring media wisdom by both media and non-media entities. The scribe’s body reiterated that as the journalists enjoy the right to ask questions for information, the others should have the opportunity to criticize the media persons as well. It may be noted that following the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's long interview by Smita Prakash, editor of Reuters' partner Asian News International (ANI), which was subsequently telecast by various news channels on 1 January 2019, criticisms erupted against the interviewer that she left many hard issues from...
Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA) welcomes renaming of three Andaman & Nicobar islands after legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose along with his magnificent legacy and it expresses happiness that the Patriot of Patriots has been duly honoured on 75th anniversary of Netaji’s declaration of the formation of Azad Hind government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his recent visit to Port Blair renamed the Ross island as Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Dweep, Neil island as Shaheed Dweep and Havelock island as Swaraj Dweep. He also hoisted the 150-feet national flag at South Point of Port Blair, where Netaji Bose unfurled the Tricolour in 1943 as the head of provisional...