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DIP organises seminar on National Press Day

DIP organises seminar on National Press Day

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government's Directorate of Information and Publicity (DIP) organised, for the first time, a seminar on the occasion of National Press Day here on Friday.

DIP Secretary Jayadev Sarangi, along with other senior officers, greeted and welcomed journalists and members of the Delhi Press Accreditation Committee (DPAC) who attended the seminar on 'Journalism Ethics and Challenges in Digital Era'.

Expressing his views on social media, Sarangi said it has lent space to dissemination of news and views and made the space more participative and competitive.

"Journalists must function freely, fearlessly and without any bias, so that they do not lose credibility with readers and viewers," he added.

At the seminar, it unanimously emerged that media should be balanced, ethical, unbiased and self-regulatory, despite the multiple constraints in which it works.

DIP Deputy Director Nalin Chauhan gave a detailed presentation on which touched upon cyber law pertaining to information technology, fake news and content regulation, importance of digital media/social media in government programme and policy in recent era.

Senior Information Officer Kaanchan Azad conducted an interactive session and expressed the importance of internet and social media in collection and dissemination the information.

During the session, DPAC chairman Sharad Sharma presented his views on the difficulties of live reporting and commercialisation of corporate media houses and challenges of fake news spreading through social media.

Pramod Kumar from Asian Age, Dr Pankaj Srivastva and other participants at the interactive session also expressed their views on the responsibility and contribution of media and its reputation of being fourth pillar of democracy.

After the session concluded, Special Director (Information and Publicity) Sandeep Mishra gave a vote of thanks to all participants.

He also expressed hope that the news items published in media remain trustworthy, reliable and unbiased.

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