Manipur : Media Outlets Continue Protest Against Pending Advertisement Dues 

 

  • NET Web Desk

The boycott enforced by Manipur media outlets on all government-related news, an agitation related with the state’s reluctance to clear overdue advertisement bills has reached its ninth day.

This boycott came into effect on April 24, following a decision undertaken by the publishers, representatives from the Editors’ Guild Manipur (EGM), the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU), and the Manipur Hill Journalist Union (MHJU).

Despite the fact that the protest has now entered its ninth day, a member of the EGM claimed that the media has not received any official information from the government on the matter. As a result, “we have no choice but to continue the boycott until our demands are granted.” – he continued.

The boycott applies to all news about the Manipur administration, cabinet ministers, and ruling legislators.

The demonstration was sparked by the state’s refusal to settle unpaid invoices despite pledges from Chief Minister N Biren Singh and Chief Secretary Rajesh Kumar.

Following the personal involvement of the chief minister and the chief secretary immediately before the state election, the media organizations suspended an earlier boycott call.