Section of local media likely to boycott National Press Day celebrations

Port Blair
12 Nov 2017

Vexed after being repeatedly ignored by the local administration, a section of the local media here has reportedly decided to boycott National Press Day celebrations here to be held on November  16. As per reports, the administration again overlooked the private media and deputed representatives from the government media for coverage of India International Trade Fair - 2017 at the Pragati  Maidan on November 14 event during which the Lt. Governor will inaugurate the Andaman Pavilion. According to sources, the Information and Publicity Division, for reasons best known to the officials, has discontinued the practice of deputing local media persons for coverage of Andaman Day celebrations in the national capital and in the past few occasions has deployed government media persons for coverage of such events.