The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) supports the demand of the journalists and employees of the print media for the constitution of a wage board for the newspaper industry. The government should without delay announce the setting up of a wage board.
The government should also set up a media commission to look into the entire gamut of the media from print to electronic. This is necessary in view of the entry of foreign media and the condition of journalists and workers and the various issues which have been thrown up by the expansion of the media. The commission should also look into the condition of journalists and employees. The last media/press commission was appointed 29 years ago.