Monday, September 10, 2012

Jayalalitha's Cartoon - A Shame On Journalism

Gavanikkirom stongly condems the cheap and vulgour cartoon published againts Jayalalitha and Manmohan Singh in sunday weekly epaper (9th Sep) Lakbima news from Srilanka.We assume its a knee-jerk reaction to Jayalalitha's decision to send back the srilankan football team from chennai and her voice againts Srilankan army forces getting trained in taminadu.This kind of indecent portrayal in any form is a shame on journalist community and cannot be tolerated.

Since internet being a paced medium, the need of the hour is the secretary of Information Technology, Govt. of India to send a immediate order to all Internet Service Provider (ISP) to block Lakbima epaper website until the cartoon is removed and direct all media and social networking sites to block posting the cartoon.We urge the Govt. of Tamilnadu and Govt. of India to summon the high commissionor of Srilanka for an immediate action to remove the cartoon from Lakbima epaper and take severe action againts the editor and the cartoonist Hasantha Wijenayake.Despite all ideological differences, all political parties,journalist groups  should condemn this act of dirty journalism. As a sensible journalist community we request the media and social networking groups not to republish the cartoon.

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