New York: “This is indeed a laudable initiative that has the potential to impact the lives of Indians in USA,” stated Oommen Chandy, the Chief Minister of Kerala in a message to the executive committee members of the newly formed New York-based Indo-American Press Club.
“I am glad to know that Indo-American Press Club has been formed basically to identify and highlight the progress and achievements of the Indian community in USA,”
Wishing the new group success in their endeavors, Chandy stated, “The coming together of Indian print and electronic media ventures in the USA under the banner of Indo-American Press Club will pave the way for the grievances, aspirations and achievements of the Indian community to be heard, acknowledged and appreciated at the national level.”.
Realizing a long-felt need to bring the media groups and the Indian American media persons across the nation under an umbrella to work together and support one another, and thus giving them a powerful voice in the media world and larger society, Indo-American Press Club was formed during a historical meeting in New York on Sunday, August 24th, 2014.
The members of the Indian American Press Club have decided to work together to foster closer bond and cooperation among themselves. “They will make efforts to increase employment in the media, to increase the number of Indian Americans in management positions, to encourage and educate young Indo-Americans interested in pursuing a journalism career, and to monitor and sensitize all media to social justice.”
The syndicate of the Indo-American Press Club has been formed with the objective of enhancing the standard and working conditions for journalists, while striving to work towards greater co-operation among journalists working across the nation, and thus “be the voice of the community of journalists.” While adhering to the code of conduct for journalists and the organizations they represent in accordance with high professional standards these media persons have committed themselves to work towards preserving the freedom of the Press by adjudicating the just concerns against and by the press for violation of ethics and freedom of the press.
While Ajay Ghosh was elected as the President of Indo-American Press Club, Fr. Johnson Punchakonam, ECEO of Orthodox TV, will serve as the Executive Vice President and Vineetha Nair, a popular TV Host from New Jersey will be its General Secretary. For more details about IAPC, please visit: www.
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