Editors` Guild Manipur statement

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IMPHAL, December 13: With the main objective of meeting the various pressure faced by the media houses of the state, the Editors’ Guild, Manipur was formed during a meeting on December 7 by 28 editors of media houses from both the hills and valley of Manipur, said a press statement of the Editors’ Guild.

It said the meeting was called following a resolution of the All Manipur Working Journalists Union, that the editorial rights and policies should be the sole responsibility of the editors.

Before the resolution, all such issues were discussed by a joint meeting of the editors and AMWJU, it said.

It further continued that the Editors’ Guild, Manipur and the AMWJU are not parallel, the objectives of the two are separate and the two are complementary in nature.

The separate entities of the Editor Forum, Manipur and the Editors Committee, Manipur were joined together to form the Editors’ Guild.

The Editors’ Guild, Manipur further appealed to the civil society organisations, other bodies that any issues arising with any media houses be settled with the Editors’ Guild, Manipur. The Editors’ Guild, Manipur will not be responsible for any media house whose editor is not a member of the guild, it said.

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