About The Conference
The National Conference on Media & Journalism (NCMJ)
Igniting Truth In The New Age Media
The 2nd National Conference on Media & Journalism (NCMJ) will come up as one of the brightest beacons of ethical tenets for Media & Journalism on the national horizon. It has established itself as an important platform for facilitating confluence of dynamism and constructive narrative, bringing together media leaders from all over the country and abroad for connecting and sharing their side of stories about ethical journalism with conviction and conscience. The NCMJ provides a common ground for open discussions, deliberations and to recommend measures for addressing conflict resolution through Media & Journalism and for promoting the culture of peace in the world by igniting truth in new age media. This conference will bring together leading media personalities, experts, policy makers, academicians, social observers, administrators, peace advocates to meet, exchange perspectives and share best practices relating to promotion of sustainable peace and development processes.
Media and Peace: The Relationship
In present day society, information is power. Igniting truth in the new age media is a necessity. A free, independent and unbiased media is the means through which the correct information is conveyed to the people which sustains the democratic structure of any Nation. However, Media as an information vehicle is susceptible to corroding influences of powers that be. In the guise of free & independent debate and discussion, information can be misused for propaganda, spreading hatred and rumors, leading to creation of tensions. Hence the deliberations about the role of Media as harbinger of peace or as an agent of conflict continues. It is a known fact that by supplying credible information and by reaching a large audience, the Media helps in managing conflicts and in promoting democratic principles. Hence Media and Journalism plays a key role in conflict management and peace processes. Accordingly, one of the measures for peace-building process is promotion of Truth and Ethical Journalism.
Focus of National Conference on Media & Journalism (NCMJ)
Media can play a crucial role in developing the peace processes, by enabling the underlying conflicts to be expressed and argued in a non-violent manner. The purpose of the conference is to collaborate and figure out various measures, dimensions and way forward with regards to Role of Media to Promote the Culture of Peace in the World. The theme of the conference revolves around role and contribution of media in spreading and promoting Peace in global context, by engaging in ethical reporting, representing balanced opinions in its news, editorial content, article, audio, videos and by opening up communication channels and platforms to address the challenges involved in covering conflict as well as peace areas.
The conference will try to address various issues
• Media Bias & Propaganda and its Impact on Peace & Harmony
• Ethical Journalism and Digital Communication for Fostering and Sustaining World Peace
• How can media maintain the balance between transparency vs the need for confidentiality?
• Exploring peaceful measures and directions for igniting truth in new age media
• How can Media meet the imperatives of market forces such as sensationalism and commercialization, and at the same time create a forum for serious and responsible public debate?
MIT WPU National Conference on Media & Journalism is a majestic platform to connect media leaders with youth. The conference is a noble platform for igniting truth in the new age media.
Promotion of Peace and Harmony in the World through Truth and Ethical Journalism
Igniting the spirit of Ethical Journalism ingrained with social sensitivity
Raising the extent of awareness, involvement, responsiveness and access through open deliberations between Media Leaders, Policy Makers, Youth, Society and Industry at large
Creating energetic youths as future media leaders and as ethical journalism ambassadors
To appreciate as well as to critically analyze the role of Media and Journalism in the context of Peace building processes
Delineating the tenets of value based Media practices
To ignite truth in the new age media
To propose road map by addressing challenges and way forward for Ethical Journalism
Take Away From the Conference
Networking with Media Leaders, Society, Industry Personnel and Youth on a common platform for deliberating on role of Media and Peace building processes and related issues and to propose the way forward
Raise awareness, intellectual deliberations and sensitivity amongst participants along with acknowledging the role of Media in service to the nation
Understanding challenges of Media in multicultural, multi-religious and multi-lingual society.
Benefits of attending the Conference
Connect with Media Leaders, Society, Industry Personnel and Youth on a common platform for deliberating on role of media and peace building processes and related issues and to propose way forward
Raise awareness, intellectual deliberations and sensitivity among participants along with embracing role of media in service to the nation
Understanding challenges of Media in multicultural, multi-religious and multi-lingual society like India
Exploring, deliberating and proposing the way forward with reference to role of print and electronic media in promoting the culture of peace in the world
Who should attend
• Media Fraternity, Social Science Scholars, Lawyers, Writers, Research Scholars, Social Observers, Authors, Policy Planner, Thinkers, Students, Academicians, any interested member from Society and Industry