Monday, September 13, 2010

Journalism should advocate civil society without bias - Shivraj

Bikash K Sharma
Bhopal, Sep 12, 2010

Media should educate people towards their duties while promoting value based
journalism and suggest measures to strengthen the society.
These views were expressed by Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. He was
speaking on the occasion of governing board meeting of Indian Media Centre
(IMC) here in the city.Chauhan further said that chastity of human values must be maintained in the age of information revolution, adding noble principal should not be surrendered to market forces. Today journalism has to advocate democratic values and socio-economic concerns of society while facing tough market competition. “News
paper cannot be a commercial product as it has to maintained objectivity and
completely free from bias”, Chauhan added.
The Chief Minister further stressed on developing emotional inclination towards
strengthening the nation as it was done during our Independence movement.
The CM President of IMC and senior Journalist Chandan Mitra said that India is a corridor of unique culture and civilization in the South East Asia and the glorious tradition and history of nation needs expose to young minds.
Mitra opined that journalism needs to learn a lot from the history, suggesting,
inclusion of basic traditional values into curriculum.
Director of IMC Shyam Khosla said that the Centre aims at thwarting the threats
to journalism from parochial views about ideologies and impart training and
orientation to the budding journalists about importance of values.
On this occasion, BK Kuthiala, Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National
University of Journalism & Communication gave presentation on “Indian Values
of Journalism” while KG Suresh, Editor, Media Critic presented on the topic “Paid
Programme was also addressed by Pradeep Mathur, Media Educationist,
Ramesh Sharma, Convener, IMC and others.
Media Educationist, Sanjay Dwivedi and Anil Soumitra, Journalist coordinated
the programme which was attended by various journalists and students.

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