President of Kashmir Editors' Guild Fayaz A Kaloo and Vice-Chancellor of University of Kashmir Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi on Thursday re-launched 'Kashmir Vision' newspaper here.
Owned by Shafat Kira, the newspaper was re-launched at a simple but impressive ceremony that was attended by a galaxy of media professionals including the team of Kashmir Editors' Guild, at IMPA auditorium here.
Speaking on the occasion, Prof Andrabi congratulated Kira for the endeavor and wished him all success. Fayaz A Kaloo also congratulated Kirra for the re-launch of 'Kashmir Vision.'
Prof Andrabi said journalism should appeal to the minds and soul of a person.
Kira is a pass-out of KU's Media Education Research Center (MERC) and the 'Kashmir Vision' team, he said, shall focus on the digital edition apart from the print.
Speaking on the occasion, Kira said he saw an opportunity in the problem of "finding little focus on digital edition of newspapers." "It's in this problem that we thought to venture into as a solution," he said.
Earlier, senior journalists Masood Hussain and Shujaat Bukhari also spoke on the occasion, particularly in the backdrop of working of journalists in a conflict zone like Kashmir. They also dwelt on the issues and challenges facing the journalistic fraternity in the Valley.
Masood, the Editor of weekly newspaper 'Kashmir Life' threw light on various aspects of media in Kashmir. He said it is difficult for a person to report the conflict in which he is himself working in. He spoke of emergence of media from pre-1989 period when government was the only source of news and reporters had to toil hard to get access to news.
"Media is evolving and there are more challenges to digital media than print," he said.
Bhukari, editor of 'Rising Kashmir', said it is unfortunate that local media has to depend on government advertisements for survival.
He said while local media is focusing on digital medium, there is a still a lot of scope for the print media as well.
Showket Shafi, Deputy Director DIQA at KU, conducted proceedings of the ceremony while Arshad Mehraj Khan, Managing Editor of 'Kashmir Vision' presented vote of thanks.