'Sustain credibility by ensuring impartial reporting'
OMAR ASKS MEDIA FRATERNITY
Jammu, May 25: Asking media to play a constructive and balanced role in the society, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today said that the media should exercise its freedom of expression with greater sense of transparency and responsibility.
“Media should not sensationalize and exaggerate its reports to the extent that they add fuel to fire. Reporting should be done with an objective to present a true picture of the situation and honest highlighting of the public issues. The media fraternity must use their power and authority for welfare of the society,” the CM said while speaking at a seminar on “Role of Media in the present scenario” organized by Jammu Newspapers Guild here.
Elaborating, the CM said instead of concentrating on commercial and material gains, the media should highlight the public issues in a more vibrant manner.
“This would help in mitigation of peoples’ grievances. The media fraternity should be impartial while reporting about any incident irrespective of political and other affiliations as they are the only medium through which a society or nation can get information about the happenings of their surroundings,” the CM said.
Stressing for enhancing standards of the media, the CM underscored the need of introducing latest technological innovations in the machinery of print and electronic media. He said the Government is aware about the problems being faced by the media and hailed the role of Information Department in maintaining cordial relations between media and administration.
Responding to various demands and problems highlighted by some prominent media personalities, the CM assured that these will be looked into and mitigated at an appropriate level.
Among others, Political Advisor to CM, Devender Singh Rana, Director Information, Renzushah, Chairman, Jammu Newspapers Guild, Dr Roop Lal Sharma, President, Jammu Newspapers Guild, A. K. Sawhney, various senior officers, media personalities were present in the function.
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