Jagdeep Dhankhar today emphasised that it is the moral duty of media to “tell the truth and nothing but the truth”. He said that it is the responsibility of everyone connected with the media, be it journalists or owners of newspapers and other forms of communication, to be truthful.
Asserting that credibility is the biggest challenge that the media is facing today, VP said that it is surprising that this aspect is being blissfully ignored in some quarters.
Addressing the inaugural function of National Press Day at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi today, the Vice-President underlined the pivotal role of the Media in functioning of democracy. Noting that media is not a power centre or stakeholder in realpolitik, he said, “It is painful to see that some journalists have taken it upon themselves to change the course of democratic process, contrary to ground sentiments.” He cautioned that we need to be alive to such dangers.