EMFA appeals for restrain on Facebook comment

Guwahati, Aug 03 (PTI) The Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) today appealed to the people not not to target the field reporters and camera persons of a local news channel for its editor''s alleged derogatory remarks on an ethnic community in the Facebook. "The reporters and camera persons should not be targeted personally as they are only performing their duties under the guidelines of their respective new channels", EMFA President Nava Thakuria said in a press release. The EMFA also urged the management of the media group to resolve the issue amicably at the earliest for the greater interest of journalism. The Editor-in-chief of the channel had claimed that a fake account was created in his name where such remarks were made and he had already registered a case with the cyber crime STF in this connection. The All Assam Tai Ahom Students Union and several other organisations took out a torchlight procession in Dibrugarh district last night demanding arrest of the editor and a CBI probe into his alleged remarks.