Media Education Research Centre (MERC) University of Kashmir celebrated world press freedom day in collaboration with JK Press Association. The theme of the event was “Let Journalism Thrive”.
Speakers emphasised on preserving and further strengthening freedom of press so as to help rebuild society on healthier lines.
Maya Mir Chandani, Senior Editor NDTV was the chief guest on the occasion. She highlighted the issues confronting the media at local and national level.
While talking about the freedom of press, Maya said that audiences also have a role to choose the type of media they would like to encourage. She further called upon journalist community to introspect and find out if they come up to the expectations of the people regarding information needs.
Vice Chancellor KU, Prof Khurshid Iqbal Indrabi said media should do nothing to create panic in the society. Instead, he said, it should concentrate on truthful projection of happenings.
Coordinator, MERC, Farukh Masoodi emphasised on closer ties between media industry and the MERC.