Addressing the opening ceremony of the 59th Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) General Assembly and Associated Meetings 2022 Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur said, the media must report responsibly during terrorist attacks.
“Media must ensure that live reporting in case of a terrorist attack shouldn’t provide clues to attackers and facilitate their ill motives,” Thakur said on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, “Serving The People-Media’s Role In The Time Of Crisis” is the theme of the 59th Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) General Assembly and Associated Meetings 2022.
Moreover, Union Minister Thakur also praised the media for connecting people and the outside world during the time of the COVID lockdown.
“The COVID crisis has been a time for testing for all of us across the globe. Due to lockdowns, it was the media that connected people with the outside world. In such situations, providing the right and timely information becomes the media’s responsibility,” Union Minister Anurag Thakur said.
During the time of COVID-19 media played a vital role and spread awareness messages and important guidelines to people on time through which people were made aware of COVID said Union Minister Thakur.
“Indian broadcasters and Indian media, in general, ensured that #COVID19 awareness messages, important govt guidelines, and free online consultations were provided. Whereas doctors reached everyone, in every nook and corner of this country,” Thakur said.
However, during the opening ceremony, Dr. L. Murugan Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, and Apurva Chandra Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting were present.