26 सितम्बर, 2014 को लखनऊ में उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री श्री अखिलेश यादव ईटीवी न्यूज चैनल के संवाददाताओं के सम्मेलन को सम्बोधित करते हुए।
Democracy incomplete without Journalists
News should be unbiased and must focus on benefiting the society
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh has said that media and journalists play an important role in strengthening of democracy and that in present day, they have a big responsibility. This responsibility, he specified was to create a healthy atmosphere and referendum on issues. The chief minister further added that democracy was incomplete without the journalists and it was for this reason that media was called the fourth pillar of democracy.
The chief minister was speaking today at the Taj hotel at a function organized by the ETV News Channel for its reporters. Mr Yadav further said that after evolution of platforms like Facebook and Twitter on the social media, the role and responsibility of journalists had only increased. He also urged the scribes present at the event to check the authenticity of a news. Recalling how eminent socialist ideologue Dr Ram Manohar Lohia maintained that when one says sun has set, it is not so actually as sun set at one place would also mean that the sun was shining in some other place of earth.
26 सितम्बर, 2014 को लखनऊ में उत्तर प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री श्री अखिलेश यादव ईटीवी न्यूज चैनल के संवाददाताओं के सम्मेलन में पुरस्कार वितरित करते हुए।
It is hence advised, the CM said, that news should be authenticated before being released. He also said the news should be unbiased and aimed at benefiting the society at large. He also underlined how media had an important role in governance as it not only was a carrier of news of various welfare schemes of government but also provide the government with crucial feedback.
Through electronic media, he added, news travelled fast and information was readily available and stressed on the need of the government to take help of the media in ushering in prosperity as also get information in discharge of its duties. Mr Akhilesh Yadav also referred to achievements of various journalists as also their role in the freedom struggle.
Also present at the function were ministers Mr Rajendra Chowdhary, Mr Abhishek Misra, principal secretary (Information) Mr Navneet Sehgal, head of ETV News Network Mr Jagdish Chandra and other prominent journalists.