In the light of COVID-19 pandemic, the Shillong Press Club has decided to suspend all press conferences and press meets with immediate effect until further notice.
The Club’s executive committee in its emergent meeting decided to implement the following procedures to protect its members from the pandemic.
It has been decided to discontinue all press meets/conferences etc. at the Shillong Press Club premises with immediate effect until further notice.
Members are advised to refrain from attending any press conferences called by any individual/organization for the time being.
Anyone wishing to disseminate information to the public through the media is requested to do so via statements/video clips through email/Watsapp to respective journalists/media houses.
The State Government is requested to share information/news etc. through the state IPR machinery in a time-bound manner for effective dissemination.
The State Government is also requested to appoint nodal officer(s) as spokesperson/s on its behalf on matters related to COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
The Shillong Press Club also requests media houses to introduce safe and sanitized working conditions for its employees including those in the newsroom, printing press and other working areas.
The Shillong Press Club also advises its members who can adopt the WFH (Work From Home) practice to do so in their own interest and well being.
Members are also advised to practice social distancing and proper hygiene while discharging their professional duties and encourage others also to do so.
The Shillong Press Club wishes each and every member of the fraternity the very best through these trying times while urging all to stay safe and healthy.