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Patkai Christian College observes National Press Day

By EMN Updated: Nov 16, 2020 9:43 pm

Dimapur, Nov. 16 (EMN): The department of Multimedia and Mass Communication, Patkai Christian College, observed National Press Day in collaboration with the Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) on Monday by organising a webinar on “Journalism Without Fear and Favour”.

Resource person of the event, Imkong Walling, Principal Correspondent of The Morung Express, shared some insight on the theme by drawing from his more-than-a-decade-long experience in media, informed an update from the institute.

Walling shared some pertinent challenges a journalist has to manoeuvre in a layered Naga society and underscored the dicey balancing act – the profession, security as well as family. Speaking about several challenges being confronted on a daily basis and resolving it, he said that ‘fear’ acts as an impetus for journalists to do their job professionally and in a responsible manner.

The update informed that issues like fake news, truth and reporting in a difficult state like Nagaland were discussed during the interaction session.

Earlier in the programme, the head of the department of MMC, Dr. Dakter Esse, shared the significance of the day, saying that November 16 symbolises the existence of free and responsible press in India.

“On November 16, 1966 the Press Council of India started functioning as a moral watchdog and to ensure that the press not only maintains the expected high standards of the powerful medium but also is not fettered by the influence or threats of any extraneous factors,” the update read.

Principal Patkai Christian College and IQAC Chairman, Dr. Thepfüvilie Peirü also highlighted the crucial role of a press in the society.

By EMN Updated: Nov 16, 2020 9:43:41 pm