Details About Session Themes
Ethical Media - Foundation for World Peace
Truth, accuracy, fairness and impartiality, humanity and accountability form the core of ethical Journalism. Sincere efforts has been directed all through for creation of a legal and social framework that encourages media houses and journalists to respect and follow the established values of their craft. Ethical and healthy media is taken as foundation base for promoting the culture of peace. Hence National Associations of Media and Journalists should be in continuous debate on the values and practices of professional ethics – both in general and regarding peace in particular. This session will throw the light on principles of journalism which are core for the foundation of world peace.
Digital Media and Prevention of Rumour Mongering
Current age is called digital age. It has got many facets. On one hand human beings are taking advantage of digital revolution and on the other hand, Digital media has become tool for the rumour mongering. Consumption of mobile applications has erupted in a drastic manner and everyone has got this tool called smart phone which can be used for spreading good news and the bad news both. Most of the time frivolous messages are being forwarded which results in to law and order situation. How it can be prevented and what measures should be taken to prevent the rumour mongering on digital media. This session will provide the direction about how rumours can be prevented on social media and how digital media can help in solving the different challenges in a positive manner.
Role of Journalists in Conflict Reporting
All over the world, journalists shows the mirror to the society and to the government. Especially when there is war or riots, it is very important for the journalists to show the unbiased version of the ground zero to their audiences. Conflict reporting builds the trust between the journalists and their audience and readers. Without fear or favour to report the true picture of affected area is the core principle of journalism. Challenges such as Conflict reporting test the courage & principles of profession and at the same time security of the journalists is also very important. This session will give the idea about the role and challenges of the journalists in conflict reporting.
Glorious History of Indian Media : Retrospects & Prospects
From the pre independence era to the current era, Indian media has faced tough times in each decade and with the sheer courage and desire to report in challenging situations, Indian media has played an important role. Either it is freedom struggle or emergency years or current challenge of digital media, Indian journalists have found ways to march ahead with the golden principles of journalism and has always been passed the test with the flying colours. This session will throw the light on the previous challenges and will throw the light on the future challenges too.
Electronic and Digital Media: Self – Regulation
Indian media has always played a very important role in self-regulation, even though PRB Act and Press Council of India plays their part too and News Broadcasting Standards Authority is playing a key role for self-regulation. But in today’s digital age the biggest question is do we need self-regulation for the social media too. In this session, brainstorming will be done on how the electronic and digital media can be made more responsible to face the current and future challenges.
Fake News and Paid News: Myths & Reality
Media organizations all over the world are facing big challenges in today’s time regarding fake news and paid news. Fake news and paid news has taken the space in the dictionary of journalism and the editors and media owners are facing the tough time. In India too, lots of brainstorming is being done to overcome these challenge. This session will give the insight about the fake news and paid news and how real is this threat or it is a myth only.
Challenges of Media Owners and road ahead
In Today’s time, news industry is flooded with the several sources of the news and with the eruption of digital media and fake news, media owners are also facing many challenges. This session will throw the light on how the media owners are coping up with the current time challenges and what can be the road ahead for them.
Media Laws & Security of Media Persons: A Formality or Reality
In today’s time, to report on a controversial issue has become difficult because the audience and readers are getting the information and the news from many sources. To report exactly with evidence, proofs and documents has become need of the hour. The day is not so far away when a lawyer will become the part of the newsroom as it happens in the western world. To face this challenge and overcome it will be the new reality of the Indian newsroom. This session will throw the light on the security and legal aspects of the Journalists security.