New Delhi. Journalism is called the fourth pillar of democracy. Journalism has not attained this important place in democracy on its own, but given the importance of journalism’s obligations towards social concerns, it is the society that has given the status.
The SAARC Journalists Forum, India Chapter will launch an awareness campaign in the coming times to improve the declining standard of journalism day by day.
The duties of the media were nowhere fixed, but the expectation has always been that the news should be shown to those which concern the people, so that the people are benefited.
In a 2008 interview to Live Mint, Uday shankar, the then head of Star India, in response to a question on the declining level of journalism, said, “We need to distinguish between two things.
The first is whether such news is being deliberately shown or is being done because of lack of ability and ignorance. I think both these challenges exist in the Indian news media.Not just on TV, but also in print.”
The SAARC Journalist Forum is emerging as a large organization of South Asian countries, in such a way, our responsibility is also increasing day by day. We will try that we will play our successful role in keeping journalism a journalism of concern.
We thank our President Raju Lama ji, Secretary Abdur Rahman for doing the work of bringing journalists under one roof and encouraging them to do journalism with responsibility.
Good journalism is bad business, bad journalism is good business. We, as an organisation, want to be concerned with no business and want to bring the issue of journalists and journalism to the world impartially.
# writer is President of SJF India Chapter
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