PCI organises seminar on paid news in Agartala

| Updated: Feb 01, 2017 13:08 IST

Agartala (Tripura) [India], Feb. 1 (ANI): On the occasion of Press Council of India's (PCI) golden jubilee celebration, a seminar on 'menace of paid news and remedies' was organised in Agartala in association with Tripura Journalist Association (TJA) to create awareness among journalists. Tripura Governor Tathagatha Roy inaugurated the seminar by lighting the lamp in presence of PCI chairman Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad along with its other senior members. During their address all speakers expressed their concern on the growing trend of paid news and viewed that people's trust in the media is most important and if it is lost then the credibility of journalists will diminish. The speakers also expressed that there is lack of evidences often and it becomes tough to identify paid news. However, they felt it is important for economic sustainability for the freedom of media and honest journalism. (ANI)