APNS call for govt assistance criticised -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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APNS call for govt assistance criticised

ISLAMABAD: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has joined the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), in criticising All Pakistan Newspapers Society’s claims that newspapers need government financial support, after years of newspaper owners’ failure to pay their employees a decent wage.

IFJ general secretary Aidan White said in a statement that all through the recent boom years of a rapidly expanding media industry in Pakistan, newspapers strenuously resisted implementing the Seventh Wage Award for newspaper employees, since July 2000.

On May 30, the APNS issued a statement claiming that newspaper owners required government assistance to deal with financial difficulties.

Source: Dawn

Date:6/4/2009