New Delhi: After FIR under non-bailable sections was filed in Bengal against some journalists, editors guild of India has come out with a strong condemnation of the journalists involved. In a statement, Editors Guild mentioned that places like Bengal must be left alone due to the tyranny of distance and Delhi based ‘National Media’ should not be covering news from there.
Ignoring everything outside Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida has been the standard practice for ‘National’ journalism in India and these journalists are in trouble with the police as well as their colleagues for breaking the standard reporting procedure. Along with the journalists, Editors Guild has also slammed the HR policies of the concerned channel for approving the traveling allowance to far flung places like Bengal.
Speaking to Faking News, a member of the Editors Guild said ,”When everyone else is conveniently ignoring every news from Bengal, what was the need for these idiots to head there? If everyone else is ignoring it, there must be some reason behind it na, at least try and understand it. We have standard procedures that every journalist is expected to follow. Everything happening outside Delhi NCR is not our concern unless it involves beef, was there any beef here? Unless there is a beef related story, we must respect the concept of tyranny of distance.”
“If they really wanted to do a story on Bengal, they could have just gone to Chittaranjan Park right here in Delhi, that is what everyone else is doing. For North East stories, we have Munirka, for Bihar, we have Mukherjee Nagar, all states can be covered from Delhi only. This indiscipline by the journalists must be punished and we are glad that FIR has been filed against them”, the member added.
Meanwhile, the concerned journalists seem to have learned their lesson already and were seen covering a story on Tamil Nadu politics at Saravana Bhavan in Connaught Place.