New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India Thursday asked the central government to declare journalists as frontline workers, thereby bringing them under a priority group receiving Covid-19 vaccines.
Read the full letter here:
The Editors Guild of India urges the Union Government to declare journalists as
frontline workers and be allowed priority vaccination against coronavirus, along with
other frontline workers. News organizations have been relentlessly covering the
pandemic, elections, and other current affairs in an effort to ensure that the flow of
news and information to readers continues unabated. News media is at is included in
essential services. Therefore it will only be fair that journalists be given this cover of
protection, especially in the face of number of infected rising to astronomical levels. Without the protection of a vaccination, media persons are finding it very difficult to
discharge their professional responsibilities.
Therefore EGI calls on the Union Government to immediately get all the journalists,
regardless of age, vaccinated so that there is no disruption in their work during this