2nd International Media & Entertainment Conclave held at XIMB
The 2nd International Media and Entertainment Conclave held at Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) on 25th and 26th November. Speaking on ‘Role of Media in Democracy’ here at XIMB, the former news editor of national daily The Hindu said, freehand should be given to media so that freedom of press is not stifled.
“Democracy is very much necessary countries like India where inequalities are grossly observed. Media should work on several issues and highlight them so that the government take a pro-active step to resolve the issues at the earliest….Besides media should also highlight the issues faced by common men for the benefit of the mass and their social and economic upliftment. This prompts the government to take corrective measures in several policies meant for them”, Varadarajan said.
Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda pointed out that media should maintain unbiasedness.
“We must support the freedom of the press in a democracy. The role of mass media is to disseminate right information among people. For this the media needs to maintain unbiasedness. Time has come that no news can be suppressed now a days”, Panda stated.