Rajahmundry: Andhra Pradesh Small and Medium Newspapers Association has appealed to the State and Centre not to discriminate them.

Its president Ramachandra Reddy, who presided over the association's State conference here on Friday, said small and medium newspapers should not be launched with only aim to get accreditation or advertisements and instead they should stand for moral values and ethics.

P. Vishnu Murthy, national organising secretary of Association of Small and Medium Newspapers of India, said it was the right time for small papers to demand their legitimate share of advertisements and also accreditation at district level.