One-sided reports during ethnic clash, Editors Guild of India slams

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One-sided reports during ethnic clash, Editors Guild of India slams

Guwahati: The Editors Guild of India (EGI) has released a report on media coverage of the recent communal clashes in Manipur.

The report found that journalists in the state wrote one-sided reports that were often biased against the Kuki-Zo minority community.
The Editors Guild of India (EGI) report was based on a fact-finding mission conducted in Manipur from August 7 to 10.

The EGI had deputed a three-member team comprising Seema Guha, Bharat Bhushan and Sanjay Kapoor to investigate media reports during communal violence in Manipur.
The team of journalists found that the internet ban imposed by the state government made it difficult for journalists to gather accurate information and report on the violence.

The report also found that Meitei Media, the dominant media in Manipur, acted collusively during the conflict.
This meant that the editors consulted each other and agreed on a common narrative, which often favored the Meitei community.

The EGI report criticized the state government for banning the internet and failing to provide access to information to journalists. The report also urged the media to be more responsible in reporting ethnic conflicts.

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