Chandigarh Journalists Association (CJA) organised a seminar on the issue of communication and ethics at Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) complex, Panjab University on Sunday. Kiran Bedi, Indian police service officer (retd), was the chief guest for the occasion.
Welcoming the guests, CJA president Ashok Malik said, media was facing a serious challenge of ethical values. Media and civil society need to join hands to tackle this problem, he added.
Addressing the students of the university, Bedi said the Indian media should assume the role of pro-reform and pro-democracy activist in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Media persons must redeem their profession and play the role of a watchdog over the media firmament of the country. She said the media was not looking at places where facts were being hidden.
Senior journalist and chairman of National Union of Journalist (NUJ) Vijay Kranti and veteran journalist Vijay Saihgal were also present on the occasion. CJA general secretary Avtar Singh proposed a vote of thanks.