Media in ventilator in Kashmir: Anuradha Bhasintext_fields
Thrissur: Anuradha Bhasin, the executive editor of Kashmir Times, said on Tuesday that all means of communications have been restricted in Kashmir.
She was addressing a seminar on ‘Media Freedom for Kashmir’ organised in Thrissur by the Kerala Media Academy in association with the KUWJ.
The media in Kashmir are struggling for survival like a patient in ventilator, she said.
A facilitation centre run by authorities with six or seven computers is the only system for communication
It has very slow internet connectivity; nearly 100 journalists use it under strict monitoring by authorities.
Many journalists in Kashmir are under house arrest. Newspapers are coming up without editorials. Many of them have stopped printing. Some are publishing as pamphlets. Mediapersons are going for daily wage work for survival. Media in Kashmir are helplessly surrendering to the authoritarian regime, Bhasin is quoted as saying.