Wear bibs, says Omar

IN Media Watch Briefs | 02/12/2011

Omar Abdullah has sent a sharp reply to Press Council chairman Markandey Katju on the issue of the J&K police attacks on mediamen. He said India had no code of conduct  for the media while covering such situations. He writes, “As a starting point may I suggest that journalists who wish to plunge in to crowds to get the perfect photograph should wear brightly coloured jackets/bibs so that they can be identified easily by the law enforcing agencies. Unless you take the initiative to make it easier to identify journalists/camera persons in such situations I'm afraid we will always run the risk of such mistakes happening again.”  And if the attacks are motivated will the bibs help to target  journos more accurately?


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