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New Delhi: “I extend my heartiest congratulations to ICMEI and Sandeep Marwah on the successful launching of 9th Global Festival of Journalism 2021. It is celebration of journalism. I am impressed by this most exclusive kind of festival meant to bring love, peace and unity through journalism,” said H.E. Hidayat Abdul Hamid High Commissioner of Malaysia to India in a message sent for the international event.
“The only constant thing in this world is The Change. Media had to change its ways, means, style, methods because of pandemic. Whereas the response was equally good and people of this earth molded themselves in these last eleven months of Pandemic. This year we have learned ample new things, changed our habits and the whole thinking process has brought the people of this world close to each other,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and 9th GFJN.
“Sometimes the public seeks opinion and analysis of complicated issues. Providing such opinions and analysis is another important function performed by the media. The evolution of the media has been fraught with concerns and problems. Accusations of mind control, bias, and poor quality have been thrown at the media on a regular basis. Yet the growth of communications technology allows people today to find more information more easily than any previous generation,” initiated Abdul Mohd. Dewale President of Africa Asia Scholars Global Network, UK.
“Never before in human history has it been possible to communicate so quickly during a pandemic, social media platforms have been a key piece for the dissemination of information; however, there are multiple advantages and disadvantages that must be considered. Responsible use of these tools can help quickly disseminate important new information, relevant new scientific findings, share diagnostic, treatment, and follow up protocols, as well as compare different approaches globally, removing geographic boundaries for the first time in history,” added Dr. Yogendra Narain Chancellor Hemvati Nandan Bhaguna University.
During the session 4th Edition of Mahatma Gandhi National Award for journalism were also presented to Lord Remy Ranger, Pradeep Sardana, Salma Sultan and Vinod Agnihotri who all have contributed enough to Gandhism in India and abroad.
Dr. A. K.Rastogi Editor in Chief of Avishkar Media, Bharti Dubey of Times of India, Renzu Shah Author and Journalist from Kashmir, Sushant Pathak from Australia and Gaurav Gupta Charter President of Lions Club also spoke on the subject of new policies on new Media.
Radio Noida head Sushil Bharti proposed vote of thanks. The event was supported by ICMEI-International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry, IFTRC-International Film And TV Research Centre, WPDRF-World Peace Development And Research Foundation, AAFT University of Media And Arts, IFTC- International Film And Television Club and IPBF- International Public Broadcasting Forum.