KARNATAKA

Thimmappa's call for objective reporting

BANGALORE JAN. 28. The Minister for Information and Publicity, Kagodu Thimmappa, said today that objective reporting supported by technological innovations, and character and conviction of individuals concerned was a must in exploring truths.

Mr. Thimmappa was speaking after inaugurating a seminar on "Impact of technology and ethics on media" organised by the NMKRV College for Women and the Karnataka State Journalism and Communication Teachers' Association here.

Of late it had become difficult to differentiate what was important and unimportant. But print and electronic media had their own methods and views in etching out vital issues in the larger interest of society. However, it was left for readers and viewers to decide the truthfulness of reporting, he said.

Explaining the objectives of the seminar, the Principal of NMKRV College, K.S. Uma Devi, said in the global context, technology had a different connotation altogether. Amid consumerism, technology would precisely mean affordability although it was not beyond human values.

The days of realising the futility of mere technology and vitality of ethical considerations were not far, she added.

The Minister for Food and Civil Supplies, Ramalinga Reddy, was the chief guest.

The Honorary Secretary of the Rashtriya Shikshana Samithi Trust, A.V.S. Murthy, presided over the function.

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