IIMC celebrates Foundation Day
New Delhi: Batting for self-regulation, senior journalist and president of News Broadcasters Association (NBA) Rajat Sharma today said electronic journalism has matured over the years with the advent of institutions like News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA). He was speaking at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) here which celebrated its 52nd Foundation Day today.
According to an official release, Sharma defended the media against the charges of sensationalism, commercialisation and chasing TRPs and asserted that it had helped ensure justice in matters like Nirbhaya rape, Jessica Lal and Nitish Katara murder cases.
Electronic media has matured over the years with self-regulation and the advent of institutions such as News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA), Sharma said.
He also said that media ought to give more prominence to news from rural and far flung areas and that sting operation should be done in the rarest of rare cases.
Information and Broadcasting Secretary Ajay Mittal, who was present at the event, said the profession demanded courage, sacrifice, hard work and responsibility.
IIMC DC K G Suresh outlined future plans including introduction of regional language courses and providing expertise in content and technology to community radio stations.