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'Media is voice of the people'
At an interactive programme "Media and Human Rights: Issues and Challenges" held in New Delhi Dr. Ranjit Singh, Joint Secretary (P&A), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) opined that media was the voice of the people along with being the right and entitlement.

He added that media was a very important instrument in channelising the youth while reaching to the unreached.

In the event organised jointly by the Indian Law Institute Delhi and National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), around 50 Government Public Relation Officers, Media Personnel, Advocates, Academicians and Students actively participated.

Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Kumar Sinha, the Director of the Indian Law Institute discussed the impact of media on the protection and promotion of human rights along with dwelling on the international and national perspective of the media.

I too feel that the media should play an active role in protecting and promoting human rights across by making people aware of their rights, exposing the incidents of violations of human rights, mobilising people for protection of human rights and pursuing their cause and concern so that people are able to fulfil their rights.

In the present times, the main role of the media should go beyond merely informing or reporting, and rise to the levels of analysing, educating and stand by the right causes but through the principles of self-regulation, I think.

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