The Arunachal Electronic and Digital Media Association (AEDMA) observed its 9th foundation day at DK Convention Center in Itanagar on July 29.
Advisor to minister DIPR, Laisam Siami attended the event as chief guest and while deputy commissioner-ICR Talo Potom as was special guest.
To mark the day, a workshop on ‘digital media ethics’ and ‘crime reporting’ was organized for the journalists. Guwahati-based journalist Wasbir Hussain and superintendent of police –ICR, Jimmy Chiram (IPS) attended the event as resource persons.
Speaking on the occasion, chief guest Laisam Simai appreciated the AEDMA for organizing such a workshop for the state media fraternity on the occasion of its 9th foundation day.
“Media, especially in this digital era, plays a vital role in disseminating information to the people. You have to be more responsible towards your profession and must ensure to respect the sentiments of common people as well as disseminate factual information without biasness,” said Simai.
He also added that the media represent the society, people trust the media and keep their hopes on the media to work as the mirror of the society.
He further informed that the Arunachal Pradesh government has already framed a rule for advertising policy for the electronic media and it will be provided to every qualified media organization only.
Extending greetings to AEDMA members, deputy commissioner-ICR Talo Potom advised the media fraternity to follow the ethics and to maintain factual reporting.
“Media can bring changes in society, even create awareness on various issues of public and well as of government,” he said.
Among others, president APUWJ Amar Sangno, Bina Taro Chatung, wife of former president of AEDMA Late Taro Chatung, also shared their words of encouragement to the journalist.