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PCI notice to J-K administration over 'denial' of govt ads to two dailies

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Press Council of (PCI) has issued a notice to the administration over non-issuance of government advertisements to two leading newspapers of the Valley.

The PCI took cognizance of the complaint filed by the Editors Guild and protest by the major newspapers of by way of running blank front pages on March 10 for the non-issuance of government advertisements to the and Kashmir Reader, without giving any reasons.

"A notice for statement in reply has been issued to the government of Jammu & Kashmir and the state information department," the PCI said in a statement.

It said such incidents tend to undermine the freedom of press and the council views them with concern.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 19:40 IST