Jammu: The students of B. B Institute of Journalism and Mass Communication (BBIJMC) along with the students of different educational institutions and social activists organized a peaceful rally in favor of â€œFreedom of Pressâ€ here today.
The rally started from Raghunath temple and culminated at City Chowk.
Talking to media persons social activist Deep Singh said that the is a good step taken by the students for the freedom of press and it should be appreciated by all.
One of the students of BBIMCJ while taking to media persons said that the authorities are increasing intolerance toward independent journalism and rising violence against journalists. He said that we have to stand in solidarity and work together to rebuild public respect for the work of journalists and for an independent pluralist media.
The rights of journalists are to strengthen the democratic society.
They include the right to operate in a democratic legal framework with access to information, protection of sources, freedom to report professionally and to practice journalism in a safe environment.