Veteran Meghalaya journalist Patricia Mukhim resigns from Editors Guild of India

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Published: November 17,2020 07:06 PM
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November 17, 2020: Veteran journalist, Padma Shri awardee and the editor of The Shillong Times Patricia Mukhim has resigned from the Editors Guild of India.

November 17, 2020: Veteran journalist, Padma Shri awardee and the editor of The Shillong Times Patricia Mukhim has resigned from the Editors Guild of India, alleging that the top journalists' body defends only celebrity journalists.



In her resignation letter, Patricia Mukhim gave the example of how the Guild responded with alacrity and issued a statement condemning the arrest of Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami, who is not a member of the Guild but did not issue any statement in her case.



Last week, the Meghalaya High Court had refused to act over a police complaint filed against her for a Facebook post she had put out in July.



Ms Mukhim claimed that she had briefed the Guild in detail about this case.



On July 4, in a Facebook post, Ms Mukhim had criticised the Lawsohtun village council for failing to identify the "murderous elements", when masked people attacked five boys at a basketball court in the village. No one was arrested in the case.