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Self-regulation is the best policy for Media : Sumitra Mahajan

Sumitra Mahajan, Lok Sabha Speaker, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Conference
Visakhapatnam : The Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said that, self-regulation was the best policy for media as any form of regulation on it whether by an imposed law or by guidelines is looked upon with apprehensive fear of censorship and state suppression.

She was speaking here after Inaugurating the three-day Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Conference on Parliament, Media and Law here she said media was a bridge between public and parliamentary institutions and helps decision makers to understand the mood of public and hence plays a crucial role in democracy.eP 

Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs M. Venkaiah Naidu, Speaker of AP Assembly Kodela Siva Prasada Rao, Chairman of AP Legislative Council A. Chakrapani, Deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha M. Thambidurai and others along with Presiding Officers from 10 countries and 20 States and Legislative Secretaries attended the session.

The Speaker said issues like whether a single regulatory authority was necessary for different media platforms or a separate body for each was needed and whether the social media should also be regulated should be discussed in earnest.

Chandrababu Naidu felt that a positive media aiding the large human and natural resources and good leadership could help India march great strides. 

Venkaiah Naidu said good debates were not getting highlighted in the media but ruckus created by the members of legislative bodies was catching the attention of the media.

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