Scholarships, internships to help young Kashmir journalists understand niceties of field: PCI

SRINAGAR, OCT 10: Chairman, Press Council of India (PCI) Justice (R) C K Prasad has said that students of journalism studying in various media institutions in Kashmir should be provided opportunities to visit National capital for internships, so that they can have better understanding of working journalism.
Justice (R) C K Prasad was speaking during interaction programme with journalism students of Kashmir, organized by the Directorate of Information and Public Relations at Media Complex, here today.
While addressing media students, Justice (R) C K Prasad said that the PCI has felt need for coming up with some special scholarships and internship programmes for young pass-out of media institutions to go outside State to get working experience in field of journalism. Jammu and Kashmir media institutions should get more visiting faculty from outside State to give a broader perspective to future journalists, he added.
He said that more and more journalists and media professionals should be encouraged to visit Kashmir to give all aspects of coverage for the rest of the country.
Chairman PCI has appealed to the working journalists and media students to come forward and write to PCI for any of their grievances. In the past, PCI has received very less number of complaints from the journalists, editors and owners of media organization from the State and PCI has itself taken suo-motto cognizance of reports published in the media and act accordingly, Justice Prasad added.
The members of PCI including S N Sinha, C K Nayak, Prakash Dubey, Bipin Newar, Prajanand Chaudhri and Sondeep Shankar also spoke on the occasion and shared their experiences as journalist with various national media organizations.
On the occasion, PCI members said that budding journalists are the future of journalism in country and urged them to better prepare themselves properly, so that they can leave a positive mark on the society.