ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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‘Malicious and Unjust’ — Powerful Media Houses vs Journalists

Insecurity has become an acute ailment afflicting media professionals. Most journalists starting from editors are employed on contracts of three years or less, with an exit clause that permits them to leave or be fired on a notice of between one and three months. As a result, journalists have lost the courage to speak up or write about any issue that owners and managements do not want them to, including the issue of their own unstable working conditions. A number of media houses have been arbitrarily closing down editions or retrenching journalist and non-journalist staff while also going against the Majithia Wage Board recommendations but there is little coverage in the media about it.
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