India: CPA meet on ‘Parliament and media law’ gets under way

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Sessions on the opening day of the three-day conference of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association on Parliament and the media law here on Wednesday discussed the relationship between media and parliament.

A journalist from the Hindustan Times said that print media could not give adequate coverage to the Parliament or Legislatures since they were left with little time to go through the large data made available to them while Chandrasekhar of the Parliament TV found the television news was neglecting real and meaningful issues and concentrating more on controversies and a freelance journalist Abhilash Khandekar said that print media was rendering great service to the nation in spite of some ills plaguing it.

Lok Sabha MP Prathap Simha explained the laws relating to Parliament and the legal framework, in a session on the Parliament and the media, the legal framework.

A delegate from British Columbia Craig James Clerk said the functioning of the Parliament should be a role model for people of the country. Several participants discussed the role of media and functioning of the Parliament. Assistant Director (programmes) of CPA Secretariat Arlene Bussette coordinated the sessions.

Chairman of the AP Legislative Council A. Chakrapani, Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly Mandali Buddha Prasad, Presiding Officers of Legislative Houses of Sri Lanka, Kenya, Ghana, Maldives, Victoria, Northern Territory, South Australia, Malta, Guernsey, British Columbia, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Samoa, Johar, and Indian States of Chattisgarh, UP, Nagaland, Gujarat, Sikkim, Delhi, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Telangana, Punjab, J and K, Karnataka, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Mizoram, Maharashtra, etc. participated.

YSR Congress MLA Srikanth Reddy and TDP Chief Whip Kaluva Srinivas, professor of journalism of Andhra University D.V.R. Murthy, and professor from DSNLU Nandini were present.

Functioning of the Parliament should be a role model for people of the country, says a delegate from British Columbia

SOURCE: The Hindu, April 8th 2015: