AMWJU members celebrated its 48th foundation day in Imphal on Monday Credit: EastMojo image

Imphal: Proper verification of news is essential for media persons before sending it to viewers, said state chief minister N Biren Singh while speaking at the 48th foundation day celebrations of the All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union (AMWJU), an apex body of the journalists association of the state, at Press Club in Imphal on Monday.

“Given the sensitivity of the state, not because of insurgencies but due to diverse communities, media persons while reporting on various issue must seek to attain accuracy and verified the sources,” the chief minister said.

Being a media person, one must keep in mind the sensitivity of the subject while reporting the issue, he added.

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The chief minister also reiterated that since the state housed to diverse communities and backgrounds, each community want things to run in their interest rather than considering others well-being.

In his speech, the chief minister also assured to look into the pension scheme for welfare of journalists and discussed with the department concerned as soon as possible.

Speaking with EastMojo, AMWJU president Bijoy Kakchingtabam informed that journalists from the state faced many challenges and grievances, as the state is bordering with Myanmar with lots of conflict-related issues.

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