The Mass Communication and Journalism Department of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, in association with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Germany), is hosting a two-day national seminar on 'Media ethics and responsibility: need for introspection,' from September 15.
Justice (retd) B N Deshmukh will inaugurate the seminar, while vice chancellor Dr Vijay Pandharipande preside over it.
Dr Rajeshwar Dayal from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) will explain the objective of the event, while senior journalist and member of the Press Council of India Rajiv Sable will speak on 'Is commercialisation/corporatisation of media compromising its ethics.' Adv Kiran Korhalkar will deliver a lecture on 'Ethics and law interplay. Senior journalist Imtiyaz Jaleel (Pune), Lokmat executive editor Sanjiv Unhale, Jaidev Dole and Baba Gade will speak on 'News v/s views: duty of the media to distinguish between facts and opinion.'
Dr C V Rao, Dr Sadhna Pande, Adv Pradeep Deshmukh and Adv Vishnu Dhoble will guide on 'Is the right to privacy being encroached by so-called public interest.' Noted journalist Rahi Bhide (Pune) will speak on 'Women and code of ethics.
The second day of the seminar will deal with subjects like 'Inflammatory/discriminatory coverage of religion, gender etc: is it justified?,' 'Honesty, fairness, decency and good taste: are these relevant to media today?'
Organisers of the event Dr V L Dharurkar and head of the department Dr Sudhir Gavhane have appealed to all to attend the seminar.