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Arunachal: LSPS celebrates National Press Day 2023 at Ziro

He explained that the attributions and media bytes of the public in news items reflected the essence and importance of journalism.

ZIRO-   The Lower Subansiri Press Society (LSPS) in collaboration with the Department of Mass Communication, Saint Claret College, Ziro celebrated the National Press Day at a city hotel here today.

Delivering the key note address, former senior journalist and Lower Subansiri District Information and Public Relations Officer in-charge Gyati Kacho explained the role of media and ethics of news reporting for print and electronic media. He explained that the attributions and media bytes of the public in news items reflected the essence and importance of journalism.

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Recounting his vast experiences as a former journalist within and outside the state, the DIPRO i/c pointed out that passion is the driving force for a journalist to overcome all odds in course of discharge of his duty, and urged the upcoming journalists to be brave while also imbibing the qualities of patience and perseverance.

Arunachal: LSPS celebrates National Press Day 2023 at Ziro

An extempore speech competition on journalism in India was also organized to mark the occasion. Students spoke on various media relevant topics including Godi media, commodification of news, ethical reporting, neutrality in reporting, media advocacy, MOJO, unemployment, Israel-Palestinian issue and Negative effect of racism among others.

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Sorang Mina, Haobijam Chinglemba and Ramter Jilen, students of Mass Communication from St.Claret College secured the first, second and third prizes respectively and were awarded cash prizes along with certificates.

Yachuli District Institute of Educational Training (DIET) principal Dr. Mudang Rita Taru, who is also IPR secretary of Apatani Women Association Ziro (AWAZ) and Assistant Professor, Department of Mass Communication St. Claret College Horreithang Lungleng attended as judges of the extempore speech along with Gyati Kacho, and also spoke on the occasion encouraging the budding journalists.

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Earlier, on behalf of Lower Subansiri Press Society, Ama-Aba television news reporter Hage Yaku welcomed the guests and the participants. Apatani Youth Association IPR secretary Tage Rika, Apatani Students Union IPR secretary Habung Mebi and LSPS legal advisor Habung Ape also spoke during the occasion.

Along with members of Lower Subansiri Press Society, 16 students of Mass Communication Department from St. Claret College participated at the National Press Day celebration.

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