U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad and the Indian Journalists Union ‪#‎IJU‬organized a Round Table Discussion on “Explosive Growth of Media and Ethical Issues for Journalists” in commemoration of World Press Freedom Day ‪#‎WPFD2016‬ on 5 May 2016 at Mercure Hyderabad KCP

Professor Vinod Pavarala, Head, Department of Communication,University of Hyderabad and UNESCO Chair on Community Media spokeabout the need for allowing News on Commercial Radio Stations and Community Radio Stations as well as making the regulatory system more viable to encourage Community Media.

Some of the speakers who participated in the event were M Somsekhar, Resident Editor, The Hindu Business Line, K Srinivas, Editor, Andhra Jyothi Daily, K Amarnath, Member Press Council of India and Ramchander Rao Naraparaju, Executive Member, Bar Council of IndiaThe discussion was moderated by IJU Secretary-General Amar Devulapalli.

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