Media Affairs

Call for Peace and Harmony : DUJ

ON the International Women’s Day, when the Constitution, the country and communal amity is under attack from forces of division and hatred, the Delhi Union of Journalists(DUJ) and its gender committee calls for peace and communal harmony.  The statement in this regard was issued on Mrach 7 by the DUJ. “We salute our brave sisters who are leading peaceful struggles to defend the citizenship rights of all our peoples”, the said the statement.

DUJ Blasts Prolonged Denial of Internet to Kashmir Journos

THE Delhi Union of Journalists, in a statement issued on February 19, has expressed its deep concern at the prolonged denial of high speed internet to journalists in Kashmir. DUJ regrets this attempt to stifle the press in the region. Media organisations are barely able to function in the absence of high speed internet facilities. The government’s announcements that fixed line/broadband facilities have been restored are a sham. Facilities in the government’s media room are limited, with journalists queuing up to use the computers there.

Stop Press Bashing: DUJ

THE Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ), in a statement issued on December 20, has strongly condemned the crackdown by Karnataka police on some journalists in Mangalore. The police reportedly detained 12 journalists, most of them reporters and camera persons of Kerala based TV channels, who were covering the police violence on people protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.    

DUJ Warns against Moves to Make India a Surveillance State

THE Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ), in a statement issued on December 21,  has castigated as ominous, unconstitutional and a direct attack on the freedom of the press, the order of the union home ministry authorising central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt  “any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer.” This order we feel is reminiscent of the dark days of the Emergency, the statement said. 

DUJ’s Gender Equity Council Welcomes Editors Guild’s Decision

THE Delhi Union of Journalists’ newly re-constituted gender council, in a statement issued on December 13, has welcomed the move by the Editors Guild of India to suspend from its membership journalist-turned-politician MJ Akbar until the defamation case he filed against the woman journalist Priya Ramani is decided. She had written an expose alleging sexual harassment by him. Akbar now stands accused of sexual harassment and exploitation by at least 20 women journalists.  It also welcomes the suspension of Tarun Tejpal.

Journos Protest Assassination of Shujaat Bukhari

THE National Alliance of Journalists(NAJ) and its Delhi affiliate – Delhi Union of Journalists(DUJ) along with various other bodies all over the country have come out with solidarity statements at the assassination  of Shujaat Bukhari. Massive protests have taken place in the Kashmir valley and a joint solidarity meeting has been held at the Press Club of India in Delhi, on June 18, called by the PCI, IWPC, Press Association and various other organisations. A black day protest in Delhi by the Delhi Union of Journalists was held on June 23, 2018.

Journos Call for Vigilance Day Next Week

SEEING the government’s withdrawal of the I&B ministry’s punish journalist directive as a temporary reprieve  and a damage control exercise, the National Alliance of Journalists and  Delhi Union of Journalists, in a statement issued on April 4, have called for a vigilance day next week . This is taking into account the fact that the Press Council is toothless and a democratic all-encompassing Media Council of India is the need of the hour. The statement followed the government withdrawal announcement on April 3.

Why Shoot the Messenger?

THE National Alliance of Journalists and Delhi Union of Journalists, in a statement issued on January 8, have jointly condemned the registering of an FIR against Tribune reporter Rachna Khaira and her sources for her expose of leaks in the Aadhar system. We believe the reporter should be commended for investigating and bringing to light the easy access that touts and hackers have to the UIDAI’s allegedly impenetrable data site and its availability for as little as Rs 500 to anyone who wants it.


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