Journalists must understand needs of common people: Rohani

Published: Sunday, November 12, 2006, 21:00 [IST]
 

Bhopal, Nov 12 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Speaker Ishwardas Rohani today urged mediapersons to play a role in resolving problems of people through journalism.

Mr Rohani said the number of challenges before media was as much as it was 50 years ago and journalism can today gain strength by focusing on needs and problems of common people.

''At present, common man is helpless before the government and the administration. Although he was powerful as a voter, there was nobody to take his care after election. Journalists must understand their importance in changing this situation and discharge their responsibility effectively as the fourth pillar of democracy,'' he said, while addressing a programme here.

He pointed out that the glamour associated with journalism attracted youth but they should be aware of its challenges.

Senior journalist Sharan Kaif was felicitated on the occasion.

UNI AG-PS RP BS1705

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