UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said each and every time a columnist, journalist and related press is killed anyplace on the world and the press is quite silent, the principle of law and vote based system get weaker. Citing kill of Indian writer Karun Misra recently.
Media is the power of any democratic country like India. “Over the worldwide agenda, the media are basic. Yet columnists face developing endeavors to quiet their voices through badgering, censorship and attacks. Writers are not criminal. Be that as it may, they are regularly abused or even killed in light of the fact that they have the valor to uncover criminal acts,” Ban said in his comments after getting the German Media Prize in Baden in southwestern Germany yesterday.
In a year ago alone he said, 105 columnists lost their lives keeping in mind the killings of Western writers by ISIS and other fierce fanatics guaranteed worldwide consideration, 95 for each penny of the columnists slaughtered in outfitted clash are privately based.
“A month ago, Mexican columnist Moises Dagdug Lutzow was killed in his home in the city of Villahermosa. Elvis Ordaniza, a wrongdoing columnist in the Philippines, was shot. So was Karun Misra, a region authority boss at the Jan Sandesh Times in India.”
Misra, the district bureau chief of Hindi language daily Jan Sandesh Times in Ambedkar Nagar, was shot in February by unknown assailants in the city of Sultanpur in the Uttar Pradesh. Misra’s February 13 homicide was censured by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and additionally by not-for-profit association The Committee to Protect Journalists. Boycott focused on that amid the previous nine years as Secretary-General, he has been endeavoring to protect the press, both freely and off camera through prudent
“We should all do our part to safeguard the flexibility of the press, common society and human rights protectors to do their work,” he said.