N Ram: Media should be more responsible

N Ram: Media should be more responsible

N Ram: Media should be more responsible

The media in India should commit itself to clean ethical principles and recognise its social responsibility even while it asserts its freedom, said N. Ram, editor-in-chief, The Hindu, on Tuesday.

Speaking at the 22nd conference of the Federation of Medical and Sales Representatives’ Association of India (FMRAI) on ‘Media and Politics,’ Mr. Ram said the tremendous growth of the media industry in the country had also increased its capacity for harm as seen in the case of the attacks on Reliance stores in Andhra Pradesh following certain news broadcasts.

He said that the issues identified by Vice-President Hamid Ansari at a media workshop — “hyper-commercialism” in the industry, which had resulted in the concept of “paid news;” and the lack of training to journalists — should be addressed both internally by media organisations and by civil society by exerting pressure on the media.


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