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Odisha journalists are not allowed to enter the Media Hall of the Commissionerate Police office

Bhubaneswar:9/2/23: Odisha journalists are not allowed to enter the Media Hall of the Commissionerate Police office here after the lifting of Covid restrictions. Similarly, the Grievance Room of the building is not open to the public.

Earlier, Police Commissioner and senior officials were addressing the grievances of hundreds of Bhubaneswar denizens at the Grievance Room.

Both the Media Hall and Grievance Room of the building were closed in view of the Covid pandemic.

The scribes were also barred from entering into Secretariat and Assembly in view of the pandemic. After the lifting of Covid restrictions, the state government has allowed journalists for reporting in both buildings. However, the Commissionerate Police has not opened both the Media Hall and Grievance Room for over a year after the lifting of restrictions by the state government.

It is alleged that the senior police officials have directed the security personnel not to allow journalists into the building threatening them with disciplinary action.

Restriction on entry of media persons into a public office has raised concern among senior journalists who have condemned it.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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