Kavitha bats for quality in journalism

Hyderabad:A�TRS Member of Parliament Kavitha has exhorted the print and electronic media to maintain quality journalism,A�instead of sensational stories. The newspapersA�ought to write facts in an impartial manner and should take theA� responsibility to help the government promote programmes for social justice and inclusive growth.

Speaking at the launch ofA�a�?Manama�? Daily at Prasads Labs along with Deputy Chief Minister Mahamood Ali, Excise Minister Padma Rao Goud and others on Sunday,A� Kavitha appreciated the management of the newspaper. SheA�asked it to maintain decency and decorum inA� journalism with standards and quality news to focus on key issues. She asserted that the media should try to focus on peoplesa�� issues and enable the lower and deprived classes benefit from welfare schemes of the government. For this, the media houses have to shift their focus on such issues and give wide coverage to welfare and development programmes, she remarked.

Mahamood Ali noted that the State government underA� the stewardship of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is giving top priority to all round development. The media has to write news items pertaining to the poor and destitute, he said. The flagship programmes like Kalyana Lakshmi and Shadi Mubarak are brainchild of KCR to help Dalits, Muslim Minorities to perform marriage of their daughters,A� he said. a�?We are focusing more on welfare sector and offering pensions to the old age, widows and physically challenged,a�? he said.

Padma Rao GoudA�A�said that the TRS Government is implementing schemes which are not mentioned in the manifesto. Credit for this goes to the Chief Minister,A� and media has to play even better role for the development of the State, he added. -NSS

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