About The Conference

In a world that is slowly returning to normalcy after Covid -19 pandemic, talking about peace and dialogue becomes important and in that the role of media is especially the key. This has also been realized by this year’s Nobel Peace Prize Committee, that awarded Nobel Peace award 2021 to two journalists Dmitry Muratov & Maria Ressa. 

Pursuing these attempts of peace and dialogue further, School of Media and Journalism, MIT World Peace University Pune, is organizing the 3rd National Conference on Media and Journalism from October 20-23, 2021, on the theme of ‘Dialogue Inclusivity & Peace’ in collaboration with Foreign Correspondents Club of South Asia (New Delhi), Pune Union of Working Journalist (Pune) and Delhi Journalists Association (New Delhi).  The conference is a four-day online event with some of the best-known voices from the world of print, TV, and digital media. This unmissable event is a great opportunity for students, media professionals, educators, and concerned citizens to be part of.  National Conference on Media and Journalism has been very close to Shri Rahul V. Karad, Managing Trustee & Executive President MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Pune, Executive President, MIT-WPU, and is being guided by his vision of building a world class institution of excellence that combines the best of Indian thought with the most cutting-edge global education standards.

This unique and exciting conference was conceptualized in the year 2019 by MIT World Peace University, Pune (MIT-WPU), which is the Flagship University of MAEER’s MIT Group of Institutions, Pune. The first edition of the National Conference on Media & Journalism was held on September 21 & 22, 2019 at the World’s Largest Dome, built by our Revered Founder & UNESCO Chair Holder, Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad at our Rajbaug Pune campus. For the very first time in India, about 200 Journalists as Distinguished Speakers from all parts of the country congregated on one platform and engaged in extensive deliberations and dialogue for two days.

The conference aims to address challenges, issues, and solutions in the area of media and journalism. Our 3rd NCMJ’s eminent speakers include M.K. Venu Founding Editor The wire, Aniruddha Bahal, Founder, Cobra Post, Hartosh S. Bal, Executive Editor – Caravan, John Dayal, Journalist & Activist, Padma Shri Mr. Pablo Bartholomew, Photojournalist, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, Senior Journalist, Arfa Khanum Sherwani, The Wire Urdu, Syed Mohd Irfan, Former RS TV,  Josy Joseph, Investigative Journalist & Author, Govindraj Ethiraj, Founder, Boom Live, Urmilesh, Senior Journalist, NewsClick, Bhasha Singh, Senior Journalist, Raghav Chopra, Director of Operations, Vaco for GOOGLE, Anurag Punetha, Sansad TV and RJ Kerabai, Radio host and leading journalists from BBC and Al- Jazeera addressing 10 plenary sessions on various burning topics of our times which are:


  1. SOCIAL MEDIA & the Pandemic of TROLLING



  4. PEACEMAKERS of media: FACT-CHECKERS & Fake News Busters


  6. Learning from MoJo (MOBILE JOURNALISM): The Good & the Bad

  7. Is the Media becoming an agent of POLARISATION?

  8. INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM: How the landscape has changed?

  9. Challenges before REGIONAL MEDIA

  10. News in 140 CHARACTERS



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


Discussion Points

  • 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