Newspaper strike in Manipur

IN Media Watch Briefs | 04/01/2011
Anybody noticed that newspapers have not been published in Manipur for the past five days? Journalists there  have demanded  unconditional release of Mobi Singh, editor of Sanaleibak, who was arrested by the police on December 29 for an alleged link with the militants. The  All Manipur Working Journalists Union says the charges against the editor are baseless and have stopped publication in protest. Mobi Singh, vice-president of AMWJU, was produced before an Imphal court same day and remanded to police custody till January 5.
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