KARNATAKA

Role of media highlighted

Correspondent

Karwar: The media plays a pivotal role in highlighting many issues which otherwise go unnoticed by the administration, N.S. Channappa Gowda, Deputy Commissioner of Uttar Kannada, has said.

Press Day

He was speaking at the Press Day function jointly organised by the District Working Journalists’ Association and the Office District Information Officer here on Tuesday.

The media also played a major role in creating awareness on development issues, he added.

Mr. Raman Gupta, Superintendent of Police of Uttara Kannada, who was the chief guest, spoke about the “unhealthy competition” among various news channels to give “breaking news”.

He urged presspersons to keep in mind national security while reporting sensitive issues. He asked journalists not to sensationalise any issue but report it objectively.

Chief Executive Officer V.G. Turmuri said asked journalists to works towards uplift of society.

Senior journalist G.U Bhat said the responsibility of a journalist does not end after filing a report.

He should enlighten people about their rights and duties, he added.

Mr. Bhat was felicitated on the occasion.

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