Telugu Film Journalists Association (earlier known as Film Newscasters Association of Electronic Media) supports 35 cine journalists during the Corona crisis. With the announcement of a nation-wide lockdown following the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, everything has come to a standstill.
The Telugu film industry has set up the Corona Crisis Charity (a fund) for the welfare of cine workers. Meanwhile, the welfare of cine journalists, who work without holidays in order to publish film-related news, has been taken care of by the Telugu Film Journalists Association.
Speaking of this initiative, the TFJA President, Lakshmi Narayana said, “We have and will always care for the needs of on-field journalists who attend press meets, no matter which media they represent. We have reached out to 35 journalists and have handed over all essentials needed for one month to help them tide through the crisis.”
The journalists are from print and electronic media, as well as photo journalists. Elaborating on this the president said, “Our aim is that nobody should go hungry. If there is anyone who is facing any issues, they are free to reach out to us, or Naidu Surendra Kumar or Rambabu of TV5 on phone. We are in a crisis, and we want members of our fraternity to know that we will always be there to help them out. We sincerely hope that we can get back to normalcy soon. I would like to especially mention that there are a lot of people who have backed us, my sincerest gratitude to them.”