'Disunity among journalists destroying their unified strength'
Published : Sunday, 06 January 2013
CHITTAGONG, Jan 5 (BSS): President of the Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ)) Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury said the unified strength of the journalists community has been waning since they started splitting up in 1992.
"The overall unity of the journalists is now a demand of the time as they are being deprived of their dignity and rights at the state level for disunity "Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury also Chairman of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) Management Board said while exchanging views with the journalist's leaders of Chittagong at the Chittagong Press club today.
Mr Chowdhury said there is need for institutional unity in stead of programme basis unity and there is no alternative to joining the movement for realising the journalists' demand.
Chittgong Union of Journalists (DUJ) organised the meeting demanding implementation of the 7th Wage Board Award in all newspapers and news agencies and 50 per cent dearness allowances till the award of the 8th wage board is announced.
CUJ President Shahidul Alam presided over the meeting while it's General Secretary Reaz Haider Chowdhury, BFUJ vice President Mostaq Ahmed, ex president of CUJ and Chittgong Press Club Ataul Hakim, Chittagong press club general secretary Mohosin Chowdhury, BFUJ join secretary Ashif Seraj and former CUJ general secretary Nazim Uddin Shyamol among others addressed the meeting.
Mr Chowdhury said journalists community will not be successful in their joint movement without sinking their narrow political differences.