On ‘National Press Day’, Modi says freedom of press cornerstone of a vibrant democracy

On ‘National Press Day’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while wishing journalists said that his government is fully committed to ‘upholding freedom of press and expression in all forms’.

Modi, in a series of tweets, termed freedom of press as the ‘cornerstone of a vibrant democracy’. He also added that the media gives voice to the voiceless which is commendable.

“My greetings to all friends in the media on National Press Day. I appreciate the hard work of our media, especially the reporters and camera persons, who tirelessly work on the ground and bring forth various news that shapes national as well as global discourse,” he tweeted.

“The role of the media in giving voice to the voiceless is commendable. Over the last three years, the media has added great strength to ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and effectively furthered the message of cleanliness,” Modi said.

The Prime Minister said that we were witnessing the rise of social media and news being consumed through mobile phones. “I am sure these advancements will further the reach of the media and make the media space even more democratic and participative,” he said.

“May our media space be used more and more to showcase the skills, strengths and creativity of 125 crore Indians,” he said.

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