Editor’s Guild asks Journalists to exercise restraint while covering Communal Disturbances

Though The editors Guild of India (EGI) very well know the repercussions faced by the on-site reporters  during such riot-like situations, yet stated for a due diligence report pertaining to the reports which are presented regarding the communal clashes specially by the electronic , digital & Social Media.

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The Editors guild of India urged the journalists & the editors to be extreme restraint, maintain utmost etiquettes & professional standards with reporting the  happening communal clashes nationwide.

Though The editors Guild of India (EGI) very well know the repercussions faced by the on-site reporters  during such riot-like situations, yet stated for a due diligence report pertaining to the reports which are presented regarding the communal clashes specially by the electronic , digital & Social Media.

The reports with a desire to surface the news first in front of the nationals assign the responsibilities to other communities & jump to hasty conclusions without proper knowledge of facts, figures & context  leaving behind a permanent remark upon the society.

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They also quoted that as long as the communal violence in the country shows, most incidents are rarely what they seem to surface. The patronage of politicians, police, officials & Non- State actors is well documented. Therefore it is essential for the editors to implement their experience  & perspective into the newsroom  during such surcharged times.

the EGI states the necessity of the quintessential efforts by the journalists to maintain the authenticity, balance, fairness & neutrality & not to become a part of the polarization.

The objective of Journalism is to help the preserve peace & harmony in the society by staying honest to profession & keeping a distance from rumors & not turning the people against each other.

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