Posted on 8/28/2019
Kashmir Institute of International Relations in collaboration with Press Club Rawlakot AJK organized round table conference titled Round Table Conference on Current situation in IOK and the Role of Media on 29th August, 2019 at Rawlakot, AJK. Fifty Journalists affiliated to various organizations were part of the conference and some serious points discussed genuinely regarding LOC situation and abolishment of Article 35A and 370. The main purpose of this event is to highlight the common issues of AJK Journalists and to improve understanding and skills to capture Kashmiri community’s perspective in the current situation of Kashmir dispute. Participants also discussed several issues including LOC situation, abolishment of Articles 35A & 370 in the context of Kashmir dispute and the various issues & challenges faced by AJK journalist in their respective fields.
The main objective of this conference was to highlight the current situation on LOC and the abolishment of Articles 35A and 370 by Indian government in Indian Administered Kashmir. Participants discussed the common issues of AJK journalists, current situation of LOC, role of journalists in JKJMF (Jammu Kashmir Joint Media Forum) after abolishment of special status of Kashmiris living in Indian Occupied Kashmir, how JKJMF could contribute/utilized in the current situation of Jammu &Kashmir to work more effectively. Participants also condemned Indian government on imposing curfew in Indian Occupied Kashmir. Journalists also emphasized on discussing common and sensitive issues of journalists in AJK. Following are the main points of this event.
• Discuss about how the platform provided by JKJMF could contribute/utilized in the current situation of LOC.
• Discussion about the curfew imposed by Indian government after abolishing Articles 35A and 370 in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
• Emphasize on the role of Kashmiri Journalists in the current situation of Kashmir dispute.
• Responsibilities of the Kashmiri journalists in the current crisis situation in context to curfew imposed by Indian government in Indian administered Kashmir.
• To plan, develop and analyze the output of the conflict reporting based on Kashmir conflict.