Role of Media Important in Democracy: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stressed the importance of media in democracy, saying it could play a vital role in strengthening the federal structure of a country.

Published: 10th March 2014 08:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th March 2014 08:55 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today stressed the importance of media in democracy, saying it could play a vital role in strengthening the federal structure of a country.

"If the Federal structure is strong, everything is strong.

If you want a strong democracy, then the role of media is very important," Banerjee said at the launch of ETV's 24-hour Bengali news channel.

Banerjee disapproved of potrayal of violence on news channels and said TV news must be "soothing as most people don't like bloodshed".

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