In response to the demand of journalists at the opening ceremony in Amritsar to allow free movement of media persons within the region, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that his country would consider granting multiple visa to journalists from Saarc nations. His words of assurance were hailed and applauded by the media persons attending the function. The Indian external affairs minister made it categorically clear that he would soon take up the matter to sort out multiple visa issue.
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I am happy to have the opportunity to interact with my fellow parliamentarians and the representatives of the Media from the South Asia Region, who have come here to discuss issues that would contribute towards strengthening democracy and for establishing durable peace in the region. I compliment the SAFMA for their laudable efforts in bringing together the parliamentarians of the region with a view to transforming this region into one of peace, tranquility and development. I wish to compliment SAFMA for having taken the responsibility of strengthening media capacity and promoting access to and free flow of information across the region; defending and expanding Press freedom and engaging main stakeholders in promoting understanding for conflict resolution and regional cooperation through the forum of SAARC.
He demanded the foreign ministers to implement the promises made to journalists by governments of the two countries to allow them to move freely. Through the joint statement, the media leaders urged the governments of Pakistan and India to grant multiple-entry one-year whole-country visas, exempted from police reporting and without the restrictions on entry and exit points. They appealed to the foreign ministers of the two countries not to disappoint the media community in the region.
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It is recognised by SAARC as an associated body but is yet to be given the status of an apex body, which it deserves on merit. It has held two regional conferences that have elected successive regional executive bodies with representation from major media bodies and the civil society. The South Asia Media Monitor, which covers attacks on journalists and audits media content, has completed seven years of publication.
Dear reader, please upgrade to the latest version of IE to have a better reading experience. We must ask to what extent can running a library and a school for teaching journalists the media code of ethics be classified as a commercial activity. The LDA should have come up with a better explanation for its sudden action as the case, according to Safma officials, is still with the Lahore High Court pending a final decision.
SAFMA has eight elected national chapters and a regional executive body. It has established its central secretariat in Lahore. It has also played a crucial role in establishing the South Asia Women in Media SAWM association to mainstream gender issues and ensure greater participation of female journalists. A virtual think-tank and network of experts, academics and researchers has been created which has produced a high-quality research-based South Asian Media series consisting of 13 books on major policy issues facing South Asia.
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Great expectations accompanied the process of decolonisation after the Second World War. It was believed that the end of imperialism would unleash the forces of production and lead to a new era of prosperity. It is sad that after half a century or more, poverty continues to be the common malaise of all the countries of South Asia. The second half of the twentieth century can be best described as a post-colonial era with many of the institutions and attitudes inherited from the colonial past.