NEW DELHI: Considering the importance of regional languages, the information and broadcasting ministry will start journalism courses in these languages in the Indian institute of mass communication (IIMC).
Focusing on the importance of journalism courses in regional and local languages, Director General of Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) K G Suresh on Thursday said the premier institute will also have journalism course in local vernacular.
Inaugurating a two-day national seminar in Aizwal on "Media, Technology and Power of Politics : The Indian Conventicle," Suresh said "It is utmost important to bring back objectivity to the media in the country".
The DG also raised concern over rising trend panel discussion on news channels saying substitution of good old field reporting by panel discussion in the television is a great loss to the nation.
Echoing the view of government on media regulation, Suresh said that he does not believe in any regulation of media by the state, but, there should be self-regulation. He added that technology shift in journalism had come around as social media had become fodder for the news.
The seminar, organised by the department of mass communication, Mizoram University, was attended by academicians from the Mizoram University and other states.