Media fraternity has key role to play in bringing vibrant democratic society — Manipur minister
Imphal, Nov. 23 (EMN): Manipur’s Information and Public Relations Minister Th Biswajit Singh said the media fraternity has a key role to play towards bringing vibrant democratic society.
Speaking at the two-day National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Indian Journalists’ Union (IJU) on Saturday at the conference hall of MIMS, Manipur University at Canchipur in Manipur, he encouraged the journalists to work with a vision for a better society.
As journalists are the voice to the voiceless people, reporters should maintain clarity and balance in their report, he said.
He said that journalists should perform their duties with dynamic outlook as they have to perform multiple tasks.
Highlighting the initiatives taken up by the government for the welfare of the journalists, he informed that Manipur State Journalist Welfare Scheme was first implemented in 2017 after the formation of new government.
Singh also informed that a site for constructing Press Park and press Academy has been selected.
He further appealed to members of IJU present from across the country, to visit Manipur Sangai Festival and write about Manipur and its rich cultural heritage.
Vice President of International Federation of Journalists Sabina Indrajit highlighted the frequent attack on journalists carried out in the country.
President of AMWJU Bijoy also spoke on various welfare schemes of the journalists in the state.
The programme is being hosted by the All Manipur Working Journalists‘Union (AMWJU) with assistance of Mass Communication department, Manipur University.
In the second session, important issues of the journalists in the country especially the Northeast in particular were discussed.
Senior journalists and retired journalists from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur besides the key functionaries of the IJU shared their views.
About 45 members of IJU are participating in the meeting.