Ensure balanced viewpoint while reporting news, says top cop

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 23:12

Hyderabad: Stressing the need to ensure a balanced viewpoint while reporting news, Hyderabad Police Commissioner Anurag Sharma reporters to cover news with an open mind and open heart.

"Reporting with an open mind and an open heart can be called ethical reporting. The media focussed on sensationalism due to competition, since you have to sell and be in the market," Sharma said during the launch of the Hyderabad edition of an English daily here today.

"Keep in mind that you have to face and write the truth. There should be a balanced viewpoint in reporting. Many people write the truth, but the number of those writing half truth is also high. Half truth is misleading," the Hyderabad police chief said and advised reporters against allowing personal prejudices to affect their work.

Speaking on the occasion, Cyberabad Police Commissioner Dwarka Tirumala Rao said that launching a newspaper is a big challenge, since several newspapers are already in the market.

"Give the truth to the people. People have right to know the truth without any manipulation of the truth and it is a big task," he said.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Special Branch) Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat and Editor-in-Chief of the newly launched `Facetruth` daily M A Irfan also spoke.


First Published: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 23:08

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