Fully committed to upholding freedom of press, says Modi

Fully committed to upholding freedom of press, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government was "fully committed" to upholding the freedom of press and expression in all forms."

"May our media space be used more and more to showcase the skills, strengths and creativity of 125 crore Indians," he said in a statement to mark the National Press Day.

A free press is the cornerstone of a vibrant democracy, he added.

Over the last three years, the media has added "great strength to the 'Swachh Bharat Mission' and effectively furthered" the message of cleanliness," the prime minister underlined.

"The role of the media in giving voice to the voiceless is commendable," he added.

Modi  also took note of the rise of social media and news being consumed through mobile phones.

"I am sure these advancements will further the reach of the media and make the media space even more democratic and participative," he said.

He also greeted mediapersons on the National Press Day. "I appreciate the hardwork of our media, especially the reporters and camerapersons, who tirelessly work on the ground and bring forth various news that shapes national as well as global discourse," he said.

 

 

 

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