ANDHRA PRADESH

`Western media biased'

HYDERABAD, AUG. 21. Senior journalist, M. J. Akbar, brought out how a section of the Western media has been reporting certain news with a distinct prejudice especially on issues relating to Islam and occupation of Iraq.

Delivering the fourth Prof. S. Bashiruddin Memorial Lecture on, "The traps of prejudice in reporting," he narrated the recent attempts to peddle the theme of so-called incompatibility of Islam with democracy. "Political system should not be confused with religious reality," he said.

The lecture was organised by the Prof. S. Bashiruddin Memorial Committee, Osmania Journalism Alumni Associaiton, Advertising Club, Hyderabad and the AP Chapter of Public Relations Society of India.