National Press Day celebrated by PU’s radio station

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On the occasion of National Press Day, the Panjab University (PU) Community Radio
Station Jyotirgamaya organized a talk show.
In the talk show, the participants exchanges their views on press freedom, social media
and diverse topics related to media. Blogger & social media activist Mukesh Kumar, media
researcher & media tracker Siddhartha Negi and Journalism student Shivangi Walia
participated in the talk. Working journalist Shweta Sharma hosted the talk show.
Speaking on the occasion blogger Mukesh Kumar highlighted the history of press freedom.
He said that the first press commission was established on 4th July 1966, but press
council started working from 16 November 1966 therefore we celebrate National press day
every year on 16 November.
Siddhartha Negi talked about media legislation and challenges of social media. He said
that social media are challenging the media operations.
Journalism student Shivangi Walia underscored the importance of social media in various
activities related to society and contemporary politics.

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