Doctors and nurses are among those being feted for being “frontline workers” in the battle against the COVID pandemic. But how about journalists?
In Uttar Pradesh, the death of a Dainik Jagran journalist has sparked a row over who is a “Corona Warrior”, notwithstanding the militarisation of the combat a la #ExamWarriors.
The designation of the deceased journalist Pankaj Kulshreshtha was not of a field reporter or a photographer, but of a deputy “news editor”. So is the “desk” also part of the “war”.
With several soldiers at Zee News also being infected, clarity can soon be expected.
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