On the eve of global press freedom day May 3,2020,The Jammu and Kashmir Young Journalist Association in a statement said the freedom of the press should be priority of state institutions, leadership and bureaucracy.
The statement said that it has come to fore that a selective approach has been adopted by some bureaucrats of UT of Jammu and Kashmir where only senior or personally known journalists are been given feed about the developments as well as only the queries of these selected journalists are taken into consideration, particularly at the time when whole world is under grave threat of Corona Virus.
JKYJA Spokesman Rameez Makhdoomi observed that throughout world today journalists are working under tough and risky conditions which is a core challenge to world peace and prosperity.
The JKYJA maintained that no journalist should be popular or unpopular before the administration, adding, infact a budding journalist has only the capability to raise the issues on micro level.
JKYJA hoped that journalistic freedom to write and speak on burning issues and give voice to the voiceless would be respected.
JKYJA said that bureaucracy and leadership especially of UT Jammu and Kashmir should not consider mere blue tick on social media profiles as a mark of creditability or seniority.
It hoped in coming times the things will improve for media fraternity.