Yeddyurappa expresses concern over yellow journalism

Karnataka CM BS Yeddyurappa voiced concern over the "increasing extent of yellow journalism" and urged the fourth estate to end such unhealthy trends by drawing a line or `lakshman rekha` for themselves and report objectively.

Updated: Mar 13, 2011, 20:04 PM IST

Hubli: Karnataka Chief Minister B S
Yeddyurappa on Sunday voiced concern over the "increasing extent
of yellow journalism" and urged the fourth estate to end such
unhealthy trends by drawing a line or `lakshman rekha` for
themselves and report objectively.

Speaking at function organised by Manipal Media Network
Limited, he drew attention to the electronic media and said
some channels report without verifying facts. "Their vested
interests and manipulation is clear through majority of
reports aired by them," he said.
Journalists should draw a `laxman rekha` and report news
objectively, he said.

The Chief Minister opined that relations between the media
and the government, which respects freedom of the press,
should be healthy.
He said the government had formed a committee to look into
welfare masures for journalists and to provide a conducive
atmposhere to enable them discharge their duties in a free and
fairl manner.

PTI