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Media passing through credibility crisis: Himachal CM

Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal Tuesday said the media is currently passing through a credibility crisis and asked journalists to discharge their duty through responsible reporting.Healthy criticism of the government is encouraging but biased reporting erodes credibility, Dhumal said while addressing the media here.’Paid news has undermined the credibility of media. Such stories are misleading and harming the interests of the common man. There is a need to protect the people’s right to unbiased information,’ he said.’Mediapersons should continue to discharge their duties towards society with dedication, commitment, responsibility and by maintaining neutrality in stories with a positive attitude,’ the chief minister added.Dhumal said there are many journalists who have earned name and fame through effective reporting and the readers always look for their news stories.’Such mediapersons are assets to society and source of inspiration to the other journalists,’ he added.

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