No need for external regulator for media: CPI

The CPI said it is not in favour of setting up an external regulator for media but regretted growing "influence" of corporate entities over media.

Last Updated: Dec 05, 2011, 23:20 PM IST

Hyderabad: The CPI on Monday said it is not in
favour of setting up an external regulator for the media but
regretted growing "influence" of corporate entities over the
fourth estate.

"We don`t want it (media) to be censored by any
Government body or institution in the name of regulation," CPI
General Secretary AB Bardhan said here.

He was speaking after inaugurating the new head office
of party-affiliated `Visalandhra` Telugu daily here.

Noting that several scams were unearthed by the media,
he said the CPI favoured independence of journalists.

Bardhan, however, regretted that "influence" of
corporate entities was growing over the media.

The veteran Communist appreciated `Visalandhra` for
its pro-people coverage of news reflecting the aspirations of
Andhra Pradesh during the last over five decades.

CPI Deputy General Secretary S Sudhakar Reddy, CPI
State Secretary K Narayana and several other party leaders
participated in the programme.

PTI