KWJA Holds Meeting Aimed At Welfare, Safeguarding Interests of Working Journalists


Qazigund (Kulgam), Mar 3 (GNS): The Kulgam Working Journalists Association held an important meeting which was presided over by President at town hall Qazigund in Kulgam district on Friday.

After three hours-long discussion and deliberation, the working committee and executive body of KWJA reaffirmed that the Association will work for the welfare of media persons besides safeguarding the interests of working journalists.

“KWJA believes in ethics of journalism. We will always support professional journalists and there is no space for those indulging in blackmailing, extortion and yellow journalism”, reads a statement issued to GNS.

Those attended the meeting was Abdul Hamid Bhat (President), Khursheed Paroo, Azhar Hussain, Fayaz Jamal Bhat, Khurshid Alam, Tariq Yousuf, Kousar Gull, Shabir Ahamd, Ashiq Ali, Umaisar Gull, Younus Rashid, Aadil Bashir, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Gazi Yaqoob, Suhaib Farooq and another joined through virtual mode.

Notably, the Kulgam Working Journalists Association (KWJA), as per the statement, came into existence in year 2007 when Kulgam got district status. The association has so far witnessed election of five presidents through proper electoral process from (2007-2023). The elected presidents so far include; Farooq Rather, Khurshid Padroo, Abdul Hamid, Tanveer Wani and Khurshid Alam.

The strength of journalists in KWJA, the statement reads, currently stands at 16 who are working for reputed media houses among them half dozen have experience of 10 years in the field of journalism. (GNS)

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