Incisive reporting is need of the hour: Meira Kumar


“Incisive reporting of issues is the need of the hour in a conflict ridden world,” Kumar said at the KCK International award ceremony for excellence in print journalism here late Friday.
Lauding the efforts of winner Harinder Baweja, Kumar said: “Striving for truth and objectivity, journalists ought to rise above the jingoism that may do more harm than good to the nations."

Instituted by the Rajasthan Patrika group last year in memory of its founder Karpoor Chandra 'Kulish', the KCKI award is given to a daily newspaper to recognise contributions of print journalists upholding the social values with deep sense of respect for the profession.

The winning story series "Welcome to the headquarters of Lashkar-e-Tayyeba" published in the Hindustan Times in December last year was selected as the best from among 173 entries received from across the world.

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, who was present at the event, lauded the media for “restoring faith in humanity by their objective reportage of critical events”.

Media campaigns help bring marginalised communities to the mainstream, Gehlot added.
Talking about the global trends in journalism Gulab Kothari, chief editor of the Rajasthan Patrika group, cautioned journalists against the "ephemeral temptation for fame".

The winner was given a cash prize of $11,000 along with a medal and a certificate.

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