New Delhi : The Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) sends it greetings to session of the All India Newspaper Employees Federation (AINEF) currently on in the port city of Visakhapatnam, DUJ General Secretary S K Pande said.
The DUJ expresses its concern at attempts to reduce journalism to coercive, backdated, carrot and stick contracts and other maneuvers. It calls for a concerted battle inside and outside the courts to save journalism and the newspaper industry for tomorrow.
The DUJ is of the firm belief that the fight against the contract system and common trade union issues have to be waged together. The DUJ advocates the formation of a national alliance of press workers bodies, journalist bodies and others who believe in common cause. It believes that bodies like the Confederation of Newspapers & News agencies Employees organizations have to be strengthened. Towards this end it calls for further strengthening the existing bonds between bodies like the AINEF and journalist bodies who have stood together in the past against management machinations, attempts to totally scuttle the wage board, end the Working Journalists Act etc.
On this occasion the DUJ also welcomes the judgment of the Supreme Court striking down Sec. 66A of the I.T Act when there are apprehensions of the space for democratic discourse shrinking, with increasing attacks on writers, journalists and other citizens.