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Mangaluru: Media Person boycott Independence Day at Nehru Maidan

Mangaluru: Media Person boycott Independence Day at Nehru Maidan


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru Aug 15, 2016: Photographers and Videographers from media from across the city boycotted the Independence day celebration at Nehru Maidan, over restriction from allowing inside for security reasons.


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Every year photographers and videographers along with reporters from various media arrived at Nehru Maidan to cover the Independence Day celebration but this time media persons were restricted from entering Nehru Maidan to cover the event.

After the checking media person were allowed to cover bur the videographers and photographers were stooped from crossing specific line which irked the senior scribes. Media persons were not informed in advance and irked over the new rule decided to boycott the event.

Media persons alleged that, this is first instance where media persons were restricted from entering Nehru Maidan to cover the event. District administration or the information department should have informed in advance.

After the event Ramanath Rai spoke to the media person and said that DC was new and there were certain protocols which need to be followed and ensured such incidents do not occur in future.



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Arvind Shetty, Sullia Mon, August-15-2016, 6:15
We wish all Happy Independence day. We have to respect our nation not only on this day but always.
Anitha Bharath, Mysore Mon, August-15-2016, 5:30
What’s this something new? This like what happens in reality shows on Television ? To make the day interesting
Mohammed Arif, Kudla Mon, August-15-2016, 5:22
Security basis they do it but it doesn’t mean they not allowed to enter the for photography. They are at risk not the politicians?
DaaniaS, Mangalore Mon, August-15-2016, 4:43
Is the Government provided facilities for the photo and Video?
Sudev pai, Mangalore Mon, August-15-2016, 4:36
This is special about the 70th year of Independence day.Why the photographers not allowed ?
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