FIR against Editors Guild of India members filed by Manipur govt

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FIR against Editors Guild of India members filed by Manipur govt

Imphal: The Manipur state government has registered an FIR against the editors guild members who are trying to create more conflict in the state of Manipur, says CMN Biren Singh.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh strongly condemned the fact-finding report of the Editors Guild of India regarding the ongoing crisis in Manipur.
Brain said that the Supreme Court has taken up the current issue of Manipur. In the midst of this situation, the EGI presents a report that contains even factual errors, most condemnable. Such a report would exacerbate or exacerbate the current crisis.
The state government has condemned such action and an FIR has been registered against them.

“EGI doesn’t seem to know much about the origins of the current crisis. The state government has all the evidence of the crisis. They can get it from us if they want.
It’s a shame for EGI to come up with a report that has so many flaws…looking at their report, I think they only like anti-state or anti-national,” Biren Singh said.
This comes after three members of the Editors Guild of India’s fact-finding team flagged that reporting from Manipur had become difficult due to the internet ban in the state in early May when the Meiteis and Kukis clashed. There was a dispute.
The Editors’ Guild found that “…local news collected without any communication links was not sufficient to present a balanced view of the situation.”
Journalists from Manipur wrote “one-sided reports” in their coverage of the ethnic conflict in the northeastern state, a fact-finding team of the Editors Guild said in its report released on September 2.
“Under normal circumstances, they would be cross-checked and supervised by their editors or bureau chiefs from the local administration, police and security forces,” the report said. “However, this was not possible during the conflict.”
Meanwhile, All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) and Editors Guild Manipur (EGM) have strongly denied Editors Guild of India’s allegation based on rumours.

Two apex organizations of journalists in Manipur have also issued a point-by-point clarification on EGI’s allegations.
All Manipur Working Journalists Union (AMWJU) and Editors Guild Manipur (EGM) have also threatened legal action against the Editors Guild of India fact-finding team if it does not issue clarifications on the alleged misstatements in its fact-finding report. Action will be taken.
In a release, AMWJU and EGM described the report as half-baked and encouraging, which was completed in just four days.

AMWJU and EGM said that the report contains many controversies and misrepresentations which are damaging the reputation of the journalist community in the state, especially news outlets based in Imphal.

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