“TILL THE SITUATION BECOMES NORMAL, THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO ALL JOURNALISTS” -MP Diya Kumari
MP Diya Kumari has urged the State Government to provide financial assistance to the media personnel. They are bridging the gap between the Government and public in times of COVID-19 epidemic, she stated. During the lockdown and curfew, media personnel have been performing their service like a soldier, staying out of their homes and giving us relevant news updates, she added.
In a letter sent to Rajasthan Chief Minister, Shri Ashok Gehlot, on Wednesday, the MP said that it is a serious matter that most media persons employed in newspapers and TV channels have been working on a standard honorarium. Many media persons working in newspapers which are published weekly, fortnightly and at a district-level have had their incomes reduced significantly due to the lockdown and the epidemic. In such a situation, their livelihoods are in crisis. These small newspapers and working journalists of Rajasthan should be provided financial support from the Government till the situation normalises.