Media should introspect, curb unhealthy trends: Vice Prez


Chennai, Jan 14 (IANS): Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said called upon the media to seriously introspect and curb any unhealthy trend that impacts its credibility.

In his address at the 50th anniversary function of Tamil magazine 'Thuglaq', he said he is of the opinion that the media should introspect seriously because initially politics, the medical profession and journalism were treated as missions.

He also said the media should curb any unhealthy trend that affects its credibility.

According to Naidu, there were many eminent journalists who used to weild their pen without any fear or favour, but what is seen now is a far cry from that.

Noting that he goes through 18 newspapers a day, he called upon the media not to merge news and views as these two have to be kept apart and the reader should make a decision.

Naidu praised the late Cho Ramaswamy, the founder and editor of Thuglaq, as a fearless journalist.

Noting that completion of 50 years is a momentous occasion for any organisation, he said Thuglaq is a torch bearer of ethical journalism and it rose up as it put nation first.

Saying that after becoming the country's Vice President, he has retired from politics, Naidu then pointing at Rajinikanth who was also on the dais and said that he is planning to enter politics.

  

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  • Vidisha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 15 2020

    These people should practice what they want to preach. Rules are for other not themselves.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Wed, Jan 15 2020

    Media should not side any Political Party & report only the Truth ...

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Wed, Jan 15 2020

    Naiduji, don't give this advice to Godi Media. Andh bhakths will tag you as "Anti-national" & Godi Media run hours and hours of debate on your anti-nationalism!

    By the way, it is open secret, even after becoming Vice President, your opinions are always favoring BJP & you don't date to question ModiShah!!!

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Wed, Jan 15 2020

    Hello don't your mouth fully.
    Remaining teeths will fall down.

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