New Delhi: Warning about attention-grabbing headlines and fake news, Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said on Wednesday that the media should not leave the space of responsible, fair and balanced journalism vacant for someone else. Addressing a function organized on National Press Day, Thakur urged the media to introspect that they ‘Virus of information overload’ How can we save from this which is spreading malicious propaganda beyond geographical boundaries.
Press Council of India (PCI‘It is highly regrettable that a leading digital media platform has recently been found involved in malicious propaganda to target our government,’ the Information and Broadcasting Minister said at an event organized by . He said that this is also regrettable because while doing so, it was not taken into account that what effect it would have on the image of India and the prestige of the nation. He said that democracies all over the world are aware of the problem of making propaganda a weapon.
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Referring to the self-regulation framework in the media, Thakur said that but self-regulation does not mean that one gets a license to make mistakes. He said that this reduces the credibility of the media and favoritism and prejudice should be avoided. Union Minister ‘Paid news and fake news’ Underscoring the twin concerns of the media, wondered whether the fast blurring of lines between news in the form of editorial content and advertising is good for the media?
He said that the media should not leave the space of responsible, fair and balanced journalism vacant for anyone else. Council’s chairperson Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai presided over the programme. Senior journalist Swapan Dasgupta also addressed the program.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : November 17, 2022, 00:05 IST