Media censorship not possible in modern times because of technology says Jaitley at Press Day celebration

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New Delhi: Today Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitly inaugurated the National Press Day Celebrations at National Media Centre, New Delhi. The Event was organised by the Press Council of India. Justice Chandramauli Kumar Prasad, Chairman, Press Council of India also presided over the inaugural function.

The Event saw the Release of Souvenir marking the occasion of National Press Day with the discussion on “Journalistic Ethics And Challenges in Digital Age” and Award Ceremony for conferring of National Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2018 as well as the Norms of Journalistic Conduct updated edition 2018.

Speaking on the occasion, Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley said,

“Censorship on media is not possible now because of technology. if the emergency was ever to be reimposed, it would collapse for the simple reason that one of the strengths of the emergency was Press censorship and technology does not permit a press censorship today. The greatest challenge before media is to retain its credibility. Technology has made that putting pressures on media is next to impossible due to the growth of social media.”

Chairman Press Council of India Justice Chandramouli Kumar Prasad said,

“Regulating media is unacceptable and Press Council work relentlessly to uphold the integrity and impartiality of the media.”

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