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Bid to create joint panel of South Asian press councils

Submitted by on April 27, 2012 – 10:27 am5 Comments

By Mahendra Ved, CJA-India chairman / Press Council of India

The Press Council of India has proposed a joint panel of press councils from all SAARC countries to work on related issues and improving relations between one another.

SAARC, the acronym for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, is an eight-nation regional body, of which five – Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Maldives and Sri Lanka – are Commonwealth member-nations.

Save for a handful of correspondents posted in each others’ countries and a few institutional arrangements, like the South Asian Free Media Association (Safma), interaction among them remains limited. The press councils know each other mostly through international wire agencies.

Read more at CommonwealthJournalists.org

 

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