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Pinarayi Calls for Identifying Defects Affecting Media

Kozhikode: Underscoring the need for identifying the weaknesses of the media, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan today called for measures from within to rectify it.

Inaugurating the renovated office building and new elevator of the Calicut Press Club (CPC) here, he said there were many stalwarts, who contributed with dedication in this field. “But now diminishing standards could also be spotted at least among a few sections. This needed to be identified and corrected from within,” he said.

Stating that the media scenario has changed a lot with the development of information technology, Pinarayi said despite the absence of such facilities earlier, publications such as Mathrubhumi and Deshabhimani contributed immensely for the freedom movement.

Hailing the Institute of Communication and Journalism (ICJ) run by the CPC, he said many students, who passed out from it are working in different institutions across the State.

Senior Congress leader M.P. Raghavan, MP, former State Minister Dr M.K. Muneer, MLA, senior Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader A. Pradeep Kumar, MLA, senior journalists N. Rajendran and P.P. Aboobacker, among others were present.