The latest issues of "Scribes News" an official journal published by the Indian Journalists Union is presented to the Hon'ble President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rastrapati Bhawan by a delegation led by IJU President S N Sinha. The delegation includes Secretary General D Amar, Vice President Sabina Inderjit, Press Council members K Amarnath & Prabhat K Dash, IJU treasurer P N Bhargawa, Sushil Silvano of Lucknow and Hari Kumar of Delhi. The IJU brought to the notice of the Hon'ble President on the growing attack on media in the country. Shri Pranab Mukherjee shared his views on the safety of journalists and changing trends in media.
Until Independence in 1947, an overwhelming majority of the country's journalist community was an active participant in the freedom struggle and suffered the same fate as the other freedom-fighters. After Independence, however, the anti-Establishment traditions of the community compelled it to tread a path different from that of the ruling politicians. The contradictions that had developed between the two since the formation of elected provincial governments in 1937 began to sharpen further and journalists found that the time had come to form a trade union organisation of their own.