Silence of newspapers on public issues is not good

Silence of newspapers on public issues is not good
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Some newspapers being published in the State were still showing prejudice towards Telangana. Since the beginning of Telangana statehood movement, newspapers owned by capitalists from Andhra region were against formation of separate Telangana State.

Hanamkonda: Silence of newspapers on public issues would amount to suppression of public voice, stated noted educationist and ex-MLC Chukka Ramaiah.

Some newspapers being published in the State were still showing prejudice towards Telangana. Since the beginning of Telangana statehood movement, newspapers owned by capitalists from Andhra region were against formation of separate Telangana State.

But sadly they were working against the interests of Telangana even after the formation of separate State, he said adding that newspapers were being controlled by market forces and it should be changed.

Ramaiah delivered the third endowment lecture in memory of renowned journalist and freedom fighter late MS Acharya at Kakatiya University in Hanamkonda on Friday on the topic ‘Role of the Press in Telangana Development’.

Now several newspapers and news channels came into existence to speak in favour of Telangana. The Telangana media and journalists, who played a key role in achieving separate State, should lend their part in the reconstruction of the State.

Telangana media should specially work towards the interests of the State in terms of sharing of water from rivers Krishna and Godavari, besides highlighting the issues and problems being faced by the people.

Ramaiah has urged the current generation journalists to follow the ideals of MS Acharya, who worked against the corruption through 'Jana Dharma' magazine and ’Warangal Vani' daily which he published.

Central Information Commissioner and the son of MS Acharya, Madabhushi Sridharacharyulu informed that efforts were being made to digitise Jana Dharma issues from 1958 to 1994 and to publish them.

Kakatiya University Vice-Chancellor Prof R Sayanna, who presided over the programme, said it was because of the efforts made by MS Acharya Kakatiya University was establishment.

Elder son of MS Acharya, Prof M Rahagopala Chary, KU registrar Prof MV Ranga Rao, noted writer Ampasayya Naveen, senior journalist VL Narasimha Rao, K Damodar Rao, Prof S Laxamana Murthy, NVN Chary and others were present.

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