Special Correspondent

  • Accurate reporting hallmark of good journalism: CM
  • Objective views from the media welcomed

    Puducherry: Chief Minister N. Rangasamy has stressed that accurate presentation of details by the media would always form the basis to promote healthy democracy. As press is the fourth estate, it should play a pro-active role in ameliorating the lot of the people.

    Addressing mediapersons on the occasion of the National Press Day organised by the Department of Information and Publicity here on Thursday, Mr. Rangasamy said that his Government would always be receptive to constructive views of the media. He claimed that cordial rapport his administration was maintaining with the media had been found to be helpful for smooth implementation of welfare measures.

    Stating that speculative reporting should never be encouraged, Mr. Rangasamy said there should be no hurting of any section of people by misrepresentation of facts.

    Announcing an insurance scheme for the scribes, the Chief Minister said that the department of Information and Publicity would replicate from Tamil Nadu various other welfare measures for the media persons. Mr. Rangasamy said that life sketches and contributions made by great political stalwarts and production of documentary films about Puducherry would be encouraged by the Government. He said his Government would never hesitate to welcome wholeheartedly objective views and suggestions from the mediapersons.

    The CPI legislator R. Viswanathan recalled how great and national newspapers like The Hindu had projected various incidents of labour struggle in 1930s in a straightforward manner.

    Chairman of Oulgaret municipal council N.S.J. Jayabal, Director of Information and Publicity S. Chandrasekaran and president of the Puducherry Journalists Union Pandian and its general secretary Sivakumar were among those present.