DUJ concerned over harassment of journalists

New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) on Monday said it was “seriously concerned” over what it said was harassment by police of journalists covering the JNU story.

It said it was also worried over the attacks on journalists “even while doing their duty in the courts covering such incidents.

“Not only this, we are getting reports about journalists who were students of JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University) in years gone by being targeted.

“While our Media Ethics Committee is looking into some cases, our executive at its meeting on February 19 has taken note of such trends,” a DUJ statement said.

Unruly lawyers attacked journalists in the Patiala House Court here during the hearing in a sedition case involving JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar.

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