Karnataka Media Academy President M Siddaraju suggest the journalists not to highlight unwanted news, however, to allow more importance to the problems that are required for the individuals.
He was addressing a gathering once inaugurating a workshop on media, organized by the district unit of Karnataka Journalists' Union in association with University College, Hampankatta at Raveendra Kala Bhavan on Wednesday, January 16. He said, "Journalists ought to unearth truth the in order to make sure justice to the individuals. However, in order to receive TRP, this media is indulged in publication and telecasting fake and sensitive problems that don't profit the common public", he regretted.
Expressing his dissatisfaction over the media that had focused a lot of on I-T raids conducted on film actors rather than highlighting the literary fest at Dharwad recently, Siddaraju said, "Media has stepped into the incorrect path on the pretext of giving breaking news to the public. As advertisements dominate in media homes, journalists are forced to not expose injustice", he said.
MP Nalin Kumar Kateel being the chief guest at the programme asked the media persons to safeguard the constitutional rights of the people. " If an official commits mistakes, it'll be corrected by the media and judiciary. But, if media steps into the wrong path, there's no system to rectify the same", he said and another that media should exercise its duty with a lot of responsibility and accountability.
Karnataka Journalists' Union President Narayan presided over the programme. Mangaluru University Registrar academic. AM Khan, University college Principal Dr Uday Kumar Irvattur, Backward categories Federation President Naveenchandra D Suvarna, Karnataka Journalists Union District President Hareesh Bantwal among others were present.