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Information Ministry to constitute committee to review mushrooming of media institutes

New Delhi, Fri, 09 Mar 2012 ANI

New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni here on Friday said her ministry in consultation with the HRD ministry was in the process of constituting a committee to review the mushrooming of media training institutes across the country.


While speaking at a function here, Soni said the committee would comprise of key stakeholders associated with the issue.


She further said that the government, in order to promote excellence in journalism, has initiated measures to establish four regional centres of IIMC at Aizawl, Amravati, Kerala and Jammu.


She expressed confidence that by the end of the year, an Act of Parliament could be enacted whereby IIMC would become an institute of excellence.


Lauding the development of the media and entertainment industry in the country, the Minister said the media landscape had placed India in an exciting position globally where growth was robust with over 82000 publications and 800 channels in the broadcast media.


Soni added she was confident that the ongoing debate in the country on the issue of regulation and self-regulation in the electronic and print media, would help in bringing about a consensus and a new perspective on issues related to the freedom of press. (ANI)


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