Director CBI exhorts media to maintain impartiality, integrity in reporting

December 15th, 2008 - 8:16 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec 15 (ANI): Director CBI Ashwini Kumar today exhorted media to maintain impartiality and integrity in reporting.

Speaking at the inaugural function of week long training module for press persons today, Kumar said that at times, news value is not given pre-eminence in the items reported in view of the marketing strategies of the media organisations.

He called upon the participants to take up this as a challenge and always stand by truth. Like CBI, impartiality and integrity must be maintained at every cost, he added.

Lauding the role of the press, the Director said that media has been a partner at every stage in Indias development. This has also put responsibility on the media as their writings affect people the most.

Referring to the activities undertaken by CBI, Kumar said that the CBI through its Policy and Coordination Division, coordinates investigation for the members of Interpol.

The CBI has also set up a Cyber Crime Investigation and Research Cell which besides doing research in this field caters to the long felt need of the investigating agencies also. It has also set up Criminal Intelligence Cell.

CBI has developed this training module to sensitise the journalists about the role and functions of CBI. Around 20 journalists from newspapers, agencies and electronic media organizations are attending the programme.

In this training module, the sessions have been devised to introduce CBI to the media. (ANI)

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