New Delhi, Nov 16 (IECurrentAffairs) Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that greatest challenge before media in a free society is that how it retains its credibility. He said that multiple choices available today mean that every political viewpoint finds space in media.
The Minister was speaking after conferring National Awards for Excellence in Journalism – 2018 here on the occasion of National Press Day celebrations. He presented the Raja Ram Mohan Roy award for excellence in journalism to Mr N Ram, eminent journalist and chairman of the Hindu publishing Group.
‘If emergency was ever to be reimposed, it would collapse for the simple reason, that one of the strength of the emergency was Press censorship and technology doesn’t permit a press censorship today,’ he said.
“Nobody can now complain that their free speech are in danger due to multiple choices,’ Mr Jaitley said.
Press Council of India Chairman Justice Chandramauli Kumar, members of the Press Council, and distinguished journalists were present on the occasion.