Electronic Media Forum Assam (EMFA) has expressed concern over the official closure of Focus NE and urged the management to compensate its employees according to the existing laws.

The channel, formerly known as NE TV, was launched in March 2004 and it officially closed down last week, EMFA President Nava Thakuria said in a statement here.

The channel was identified as the first satellite news channel of North East India beaming bulletins in over 16 recognized languages and also dialects for the benefit of 50 million population of the region.

In another development, the EMFA also condemned the incident of assault of a city based scribe on May 22 last.

The EMFA urged the authority to take appropriate actions against the offenders, who had physically attacked Mukut Roy of Dainik Agradoot when he was on a journalistic assignment.

The EMFA reiterated its demand for a special law to protect mediapersons on duty across the country.