Regarding Statements on "The Wire-Meta"
story by various Press Organizations
New Delhi, November 03, 2022:- The National Union of Journalists (India) with the concern
and a sense of agony that the several statements issued by certain press associations and
guilds on the developing ‘The Wire-Meta’ story.
The NUJ(I) represents Press fraternity of India, it is as much our bounded duty to strive to
maintain the freedom of the press as it is our duty to be vigilant against fraudulent and fake
news reporting. It is in this regard that the timing of statements issued by certain press
associations and guilds has disturbed our conscience.
If the various press organizations and the guilds had been prompt in condemning ‘The Wire’
reports, which were based on forged and fabricated documents, then their statements after
the Delhi Police enquiry would have carried an imprint of fairness. It is pertinent to reiterate
that in addition to the forgery and fabrication of documents, The Wire’s reports are also a
classic example of lack of journalistic diligence and a willful abdication of responsibility.
However, the fact is that these press associations and guilds maintained a studied silence in
the face of undeniable forgery that formed the core of The Wire reports. In contrast, their
promptness in issuing a statement against the police enquiry, that seeks to trace the genesis
of the forgery, makes these associations and guilds seem like a partisan player.
It would bode well for all responsible press organizations and guilds to collectively exercise
restraint whilst seeking to interfere in the present case, which noticeably lays on a shaky
edifice of fraud and fabrication. As journalistic organizations, it is our primary responsibility to
ensure that the truth, for whatever purpose, must not be suppressed. Premature
endorsements will not only prejudice investigations that seek to unearth the veracity of news
reports, but set a grave precedent that will imperil journalistic ethics and transparency. In a
case where ‘The Wire’ has itself demanded an investigation by leveling allegations of forgery
against its own team member, as responsible press organizations and guilds our stand cannot
The freedom of the press is sacrosanct and all attempts must be made to resist any move to
muzzle the press. However, those who are serial fake news peddlers should not be given the
leeway to utilize the card of freedom of press to escape the consequences of their deliberate
actions over months and years.
The NUJ(I) call the law enforcement authorities to undertake a swift enquiry and unearth the
entire sequence of fraud and forgery in ‘The Wire-Meta story’ and bring the true facts in the
public domain. We also call upon the members of our fraternity to apply the same standards
upon ourselves that we seek to impose on others.
रांची। देश भर के पत्रकार आगामी नवंबर माह में रांची में आयोजित राष्ट्रीय सम्मेलन में भाग लेंगे। पत्रकारों का यह सम्मेलन नेशनल यूनियन ऑफ जर्नलिस्ट्स (इंडिया) की राष्ट्रीय परिषद की बैठक के तहत होगा। यह आयोजन आगामी 25 सें 27 नवंबर तक रांची में होगा। झारखंड यूनियन ऑफ जर्नलिस्ट्स का एक दिवसीय सम्मेलन में इसकी तैयारियों पर चर्चा हुई। रांची के दिगंबर
नई दिल्ली 25 अक्तूबर.वार्ता. नेशनल यूनियन आफ जर्नलिस्ट .इंडिया. ने सरकार द्वारा समाचार पत्रों और समाचार एजेंसियों के पत्रकारों और गैर पत्रकारों के लिए मजीठिया वेतन बोर्ड की सिफारिशों को आज मंजूरी दिए जाने का स्वागत किया है। ... एन यू जे.आई. के अध्यक्ष प्रग्यानंद चौधरी और महासचिव रासबिहारी ने यहां एक बयान में सरकार द्वारा मजीठिया आयोग की सिफारिशों को स्वीकार करने का तो स्वागत
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केन्द्रीय मंत्रिमंडल ने मंगलवार को समाचार पत्रों एवं संवाद एजेंसियों के पत्रकार एवं गैर पत्रकार कर्मचारियों के वेतनमान में संशोधन संबंधी मजीठिया वेतनबोर्ड की सिफारिशों को मंजूरी दे दी। संशोधित वेतनमान एक जुलाई 2010 से लागू होगा जबकि मकान किराया भत्ता और परिवहन भत्ता सहित अन्य भत्ते अधिसूचना जारी होने के दिन से प्रभावी होंगे। 45 हजार कर्मचारी होंगे लाभांवित प्रधानमंत्री
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