Prime Minister, Narendra Modi (R) with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the media at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Monday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi (R) with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the media at Hyderabad House in New Delhi on Monday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

PM Narendra Modi says free and vibrant press is vital for democracy

On the World Press Freedom Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed unwavering support to the freedom of the media
Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2017 03:32 PM IST

On the World Press Freedom Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed unwavering support to the freedom of the media, saying it is essential in democracy.

“World Press Freedom Day is a day to reiterate our unwavering support towards a free & vibrant press, which is vital in a democracy,” he said in a tweet.

“In today’s day & age, social media has emerged as an active medium of engagement & has added more vigour to press freedom,” the prime minister said.

World Press Freedom Day is observed to celebrate fundamental principles of press freedom.

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