National Press Day commemorated; National Awards for Excellence in Journalism given
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | November 19, 2012
Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Manish Tewari, has said that the changing paradigm in the media space has taken place due to the technological innovations in the domain. The regulatory framework and human ingenuity have not kept pace with the technological innovations in media. In the current scenario, self-regulation was the best way forward with the participation and partnership of key stakeholders, the minister stated while delivering his address at the commemoration of the National Press Day organised by Press Council of India on Friday, November 16, 2012, in New Delhi. The minister further said that in view of the challenges that had emerged, there was need for constant introspection so that the self-regulation process could be taken forward. The Constitution of India under Article 19 provides for the freedom of speech and expression, from where the media drew its strength. The Press Council of India has instituted National Awards to honour journalists excelling in print journalism in various fields. This year’s awardees include Damayanti Datta, Priyanka Dubey, R Samban, Rajesh Parshuram Joshte, Razia Begum, Biplab Banerjee, Lattur Rathinam Shankar, Partha Paul, Kamal Kishore, Sanjoy Ghosh, Zishaan Akbar Latif and Hasan Kamaal.