July 01, 2015 … Editor of Navprabha Shri Paresh Prabhu has said that journalists can play a key role in nation building and  added that positive role can promote constructive and positive journalism.

Shri Prabhu was speaking after he inaugurated “Vartalaap” Rural Media  Workshop organized by Press Information Bureau Panaji  at Institute Menezes Braganza hall Panaji today.

Shri Prabhu said journalism is basically meant to serve the people and therefore journalist should adopt positive feature of journalism and refrain from publishing news without authentication.

Director of Information and Publicity, Shri Arvind Bugde said that the  rural media has a rich potential, an educational and constructive role to play in the sphere of nation building. Rural Media he said  has a great responsibility towards the society. They are the eyes and ears of  the rural people and therefore they should focus on rural issues that throw light on changing social, economic, and political facets in villages.

Senior journalist Shri R. V. Prabhugaonkar said that words are like weapon and therefore  they should be used with caution. Journalists he said is a communicator and therefore he should be abreast with what is happening in his surroundings.

 Earlier the Assistant Director (Media and Communications) Press Information Bureau Shri B. V. Prabhugaonkar in his welcome address highlighted the  need for such workshop.

Media Officer Shri Samarjit  compered the function.

The inaugural sessions was followed with a talk by Shri Balaji Prabhugaonkar , AD(M&C), PIB on streamlining of flow of information from PIB to regional/Local/Rural media. Shri Rajendra Dessai, Editor, Dainik Herald spoke on reporting on Government programmes and policies. Shri Sachin Parab , Editor of Goa Doot spoke on Media and Crises Management while Shri Pramod Acharya Editor of Prudent media spoke on Changing media Scenario due to emergence of new/Social media.


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