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Thursday, August 23, 2012

149 - MDMK Chief Flays Attack on Photojournalist- Outlook India

PTI | CHENNAI | AUG 22, 2012

MDMK leader Vaiko today condemned the alleged assault on a photojournalist by an IIT-Madras professor and sought police action.

Vaiko said journalists and media houses work towards highlighting "injustice and scams," and attack on such professionals amounts to attack on democracy.

"To prevent such instances (from recurring), police should take action against those assaulting journalists and ensure their protection," he said in a statement.

Various media bodies have also slammed the attack.

A lensman of Chennai-based 'The New Indian Express,' Mathew was allegedly attacked by an IIT-M professor and some security guards inside the institution on Tuesday when he had gone there for covering the suicide of a girl student.