Journalists across border talk

IN Media Watch Briefs | 28/08/2015

While the NSA talks may have been called off journalists of the two countries went ahead with their talks. Rising Kashmir reports that a delegation of 12 journalists from Kashmir attended a conference with journalists "from  other side of Kashmir" during a week long visit to Pakistan and PaK. A joint statement was duly issued, recommending improved contacts of media persons through social media.

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