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Governor urges media to contribute to nation building

By EMN Updated: Jul 04, 2019 12:25 am
PB Acharya lights an inaugural lamp at the Dakshina Kannada District Journalists’ Meet on July 1 in the town hall of Mangaluru.

Dimapur, July 3 (EMN): The power of the media today is undeniable as it can influence and shape the outlook of the people through their constant interaction with information and events. This is one reason why the media must work towards nation building, said PB Acharya, the governor of Nagaland, during a media event with journalists in Mangaluru.

The governor was addressing the inaugural programme of the Dakshina Kannada District Journalists’ Meet organised by the District Working Journalists’ Association on July 1 in Mangaluru.

According to a press release on Wednesday, the governor urged the media fraternity to take the responsibility of bringing to light key “development aspects of the non-privileged sections of society.”

Acharya explained that media should “contribute to nation building.”

Further, Acharya referred to the role the media plays. “Media should motivate people to create a stronger nation,” the statement read. The governor reproached sensationalism in the media and advised journalists against it, the press release stated.

Also, a media expert Ishwara Daithota, said that the media has gone through immense changes post-liberalisation in India.

“Ethical and unethical practices in media need a clear-cut definition in the current scenario. Journalists should commit the blunder of taking people for granted. People have always been very mature,” he said.

The president of the Dakshina Kannada District Working Journalists’ Association, Srinivas Nayak Indaje, was also mentioned in the press release. According to the press release, he mentioned in his address a plan to “conduct village stays in the district to study the problems of people in the rural areas.”

“The concept of ‘Brand Mangaluru’ has been floated to work at improving communal harmony,” he stated.


By EMN Updated: Jul 04, 2019 12:25:28 am