Thursday, March 7, 2013


The Jammu & Kashmir Young Journalists Association (JKYJA) was exactly formed out one year ago on March 5, 2012 under the dynamic leadership of Editor-in-chief Kashmir Media Watch Ajaz Ahmad War (President, JKYJA), to raise the problems confronted by media especially the young journalists of the state.
In its first year JYYJA has forcefully championed the cause of journalists and in this relation held important events, fruitful dialogue with authorities, civil society and eminent delegations.
The  JKYJA has made all out efforts to meet its basic objective to address the problems faced by the media fraternity especially the young media professionals who usually face tough times at the start of their career. In its one year journey, several members belonging to different prestigious media outlets have joined the organization and the main view expressed during the journey  has been that JKYJA  would toil for the healthy development of the journalists (belonging to any stream of journalism including photo/video journalism and freelancing) especially the young ones so as to provide them an ample space and scaffold to explore and hone up their skills as better journalists and consequently help towards maintaining the dignity of the fourth (4th) pillar of democracy
The JKYJA has also marked with great enthusiasm the important celebrations related to Media as was evident from observing with great zeal the world Press freedom Day in 2012. On the eve of world press day 2012, Jammu& Kashmir Young Journalists Association (JKYJA) held important events .
The JKYJA has also been forceful in putting up its concerns towards the fact that lack of freedom of expression is marring the functioning of media in our part of the world. JKYJA has maintained “Media” has key role to play in the overall functioning of a democratic system, but the manner in which freedom of press has been scuttled in the state over the past few decades is a cause of concern.
Via its ground work over the past one year different social and civil society sane voices have praised JKYJA. We hope to carry the same positivity in our second year as well and usher a new dawn for the betterment of journalism in our part of the world. (OK)


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