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World Press Freedom Day observed

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Tezpur, May 4: The Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, Tezpur University on Thursday observed the 25th World Press Freedom Day with host of activities. The event started with a poster exhibition made by the students followed by the welcome speech by Prof. Abhijit Bora, HoD, Dept. of Mass Communication & Journalism, where he pointed out the very important issue of ‘infringement of the media by the media’ and also how self-regulation becomes pertinent in practising media as a profession.
Prof P.K.Das, Dean, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, in his speech highlighted the growth of social media and emphasized on self-regulation in a world where anybody can be the creator of information and news. Prof M M Sarma, Vice-Chancellor (Acting) shared his own experience of being a journalist for more than a decade and pointed out how things have changed in just few years and how investigative journalism has become a complicated job. He also pointed out that investigative journalism deserved to be developed further in the State.
The students of the department actively participated in the events through presentations and panel discussion, the topics of which were aligned with the current theme of this year’s celebration “Keeping Power in Check: Media Justice and the Rule of Law”. A panel discussion on the topic of Ethical Journalism a Myth or Reality was also organised on the occasion.

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