Pune, June 7: Expressing concern over “weak and insecure fincial situation of media persons in India”, union Minister Mukhtar Abbas qvi on Sunday said it affects the “honest, transparent and professiol jourlism”. Addressing an award function, ‘rad Puraskar’, for jourlists here, qvi said the media is the most independent and powerful in India but weak and insecure fincial situation of media people is a matter of concern. “We have to think seriously about the fincial situation of media persons as they show direction to the society through their work. Due to media vigil, the governments work with complete alertness,” he said.
“India is the biggest democracy of the world and media is an important pillar of the country. Safety, prosperity of this pillar is in the interest of our democratic system,” he added. (IANS)