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Journalists should make their role constructive – Governor

Hyderabad: Media should stop publishing sensational news. To create sensation, in fact, is escape from responsibilities. These thoughts were expressed by Govt. of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Mr. E.S.L. Narasimhan while addressing Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Hyderabad Press Club. He further told that the matters pertaining to defense and media institutions should also be brought under the purview of RTI Act. Journalists should make their character constructive. Normally, it is observed that the Journalists criticize only for the sake of criticizing which is wrong.

Mr. Narasimhan observed that the theory of 24/7 breaking news is not responsible journalism. Governor also criticized heavily the journalists who engage themselves in taking photographs of the injured person in accidents instead of helping them.

Union Minister of State for Labour, Mr. Bandaru Dattatriya, Mr. K.T. Rama Rao, IT Minister of Telangana, Mr. K.V. Ramanachari, Advisory to Govt. of Telangana, Mr. M. Narayana, Chairman of Press Council, Mr. Naveen Mittal, Commissioner of Information and Public Relations, Mr. Ravikanth Reddy, Chairman of Hyderabad Press Club and Mr. V. Srinivas were present on this occasion.

Mr. Narasimhan advised the media institutions to refrain from creating sensation. Mr. Dattatriya assured the Journalists that the Central Govt. is serious to protect their interests. He paid a tribute to media institutions and said that instead of presenting their own views, they depict the facts. Govt. is prepared to extend its cooperation to the Journalists.

Mr. K.T. Rama Rao, in his address congratulated the journalists for celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Hyderabad Press Club. He informed that Govt. is considering allocation of quota for journalists in 2BHK flat scheme. He told that CM of Telangana State, Mr. KCR is serious about the inclusion of Journalists in this scheme. He assured the journalists that he would consider the proposals for providing better infrastructure to Hyderabad Press Club.