Maiden Young Journalist Association of Jammu & Kashmir unveiled

Srinagar: In a historical development today, the prominent & dynamic young journalists of Jammu & Kashmir have formally formulated the first ever journalist body representing the young journalists of Jammu & Kashmir state.
Pertinently, the journalist body has been named as Jammu & Kashmir Young Journalists Association (JKYJA). The Association would work to address the problems faced by the media fraternity especially the young media professionals who usually face tough times at the start of their career.
The Association would be led by the interim body having – Ajaz Ahmad War, Editor-in-Chief of prominent media portal of Jammu & Kashmir, “Kashmir Media Watch” as the President for tenure of 6 months and the elections to the general body would be conducted after the expiry of 6 months and thereafter every two years.
The other members elected for body are:
Muhammad Tauseef Mir – Secretary General (Associate-Editor Kashmir Media Watch).
Bilal Furqani: Vice-President (Senior correspondent (Srinagar), Kashmir News Service).
Rameez Makhdoomi: Chief Spokesperson (Executive Editor, Kashmir Scenario).
Organizer: Majid Kapra (Srinagar correspondent, Kashmir Image).
Incharge Jammu Affairs: Mohit Mehra (Managing Editor, The Jammu Jotting).
Treasurer: Bilal Bashir Bhat (Sub-Editor, Voice of Kashmir).
Publicity Incharge: Kaiser Ahmad Mir (Associate Editor, Kashmir Impact).
Legal Advisor: Z A Quershi (Senior Advocate, J&K High Court)
Several members belonging to different media outlets have joined the organization and the main view expressed during the inception ceremony was that it would toil for the healthy development of the journalists (belonging to any stream of journalism including photo/video journalism and freelancing) especially the young ones so as to provide them an ample space and scaffold to explore and hone up their skills as better journalists and consequently help towards maintaining the dignity of the fourth (4th) pillar of democracy.


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