People have faith in judiciary, media: Rajat Sharma

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Pune, Sep 27 (UNI) Stressing that people have immense faith in the judiciary and media across the country, renowned journalist Rajat Sharma today observed that the electronic media has to have self-regulatory responsibility to avoid backlash from the people.

Speaking at a function organised by Pune Patrakar Pratisthan here, Mr Sharma said media has been standing at the crossroads, incorporating both old and new ideas. But, the greatest weapons at its disposal is credibility and trust that it has built among the people.

He said both print and electronic media have played their parts with equal responsibility and fortitude in Aarushi, Nitish Katara and BMW murder cases, that took place in Delhi, exposing the culprits and seeing them behind bars.

Mr Sharma said both the electronic and print media have increased curiosity about the happenings among the people at grass-roots level.

Expressing concern over the training of young journalists for both the media, he said, ''proper guidance and professionalism in the present circumstances would make them responsible for factual reporting.'' The India TV has taken a lead to start training institution to train budding journalists every way to suit the present scenario, he added.

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