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Manipur: Eight journalists awarded on National Press Day

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Nov 16, 2022 10:20 pm
Eight journalists awarded on National Press Day
State journalists award winners during a photo session with ministers and journalist body leaders.

Our Correspondent

Imphal, Nov. 16 (EMN): Manipur State Journalist Awards 2022 were presented to winners in eight

different categories while observing National Press Day in Imphal on Wednesday.

The awardees were Ningombam Hemantakumar of Sanaleibak, a vernacular daily for Best Editor Award on National Integration and Communal Harmony;  Moirangthem Khagemba Meetei (Reporter) for reporting on Public Health and Hygiene, rural reporting award also to Moirangthem Khagemba Meetei; reporting on Art and Culture to Robinson Wahengbam; parliamentary reporting  award to Taorem Bishwajit Singh (sub-editor),Science and Technology reporting to Maibam Kenedy Singh;(Reporter), reporting on Women and Children to Rabi Takhellambam; all from Sanaleibak; and sports reporting to Khumukcham Joychand Singh, sub-editor of Hueiyen Lanpao, a daily vernacular.

The day’s National Press Day 2022 observation was attended by Works Minister Govindas Konthoujam, Information minister Dr. S Ranjan and Fisheries minister H Dingo along with Commissioner (Information)M Joy.

The presidents of three journalists’ bodies — All Manipur Working Journalists’ Union, Editors’ Guild Manipur and Manipur Hill Journalists’ Union namely W Shamjai, Khogendra Khomdram and Peter Adani were also present during the observation.

Speaking on the occasion, Govindas said that from time immemorial, the media has played an immense role in nation building. Stating that the credibility of the media houses has been lowered due to the trend of paid news and social media intrusion, he said there is need for monitoring from both the government and media houses for transparent functioning of the media fraternity.

In his speech, Dr. Ranjan said that with the increase in the number of media houses in the state, the authenticity of the news before penning needs to be checked. Fishery minister Dingo Singh and others also spoke on the occasion.

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Nov 16, 2022 10:20:09 pm
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