Letters

The 300 mark

Congratulations to the Readers’ Editor for his 300th column. Journalism has always been a prestigious yet challenging profession. However, I think fresh and young journalists, especially when reporting on sensitive issues, often get carried away and allow themselves to advocate their own ideas and view points when they have to go by the fundamental rules of journalism. The Press Council of India, in its ‘Norms of Journalistic conduct’, 2010 edition, says: “Journalists and columnists owe a very special responsibility to their country in promoting communal peace and amity... It is, therefore, of utmost importance that they use their pen with circumspection....”

R. Sivakumar,

Chennai

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