Cross LoC Journalists’ Body formed

Bangkok, January 22: A cross-Line of Control (LoC) journalists body, J&K Joint Media Forum (JKJMF), was constituted with the consent of 20 participants from both sides of erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir in a meeting in Bangkok.

The forum has agreed upon the vision paper, which underlines the need to have exchange of information, news, views, exposure trips and tackling the issue of journalists’ welfare. It has 14 organising committee members to finalise its modalities.

The forum has decided to nominate Pakistan Administered Kashmir-based Raja Kafeel Ahmad as ad-hoc convener of the forum and Srinagar-based journalist, Peerzada Ashiq, as its ad-hoc secretary.

A seven-member constitution committee will come up with the necessary bylaws in the next three months.

The forum has also set a timeline for different committees to work out modalities for different tasks.

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