Print journalism lot more responsible than TV journalism

Print journalism lot more responsible than TV journalism: Parrikar

Panaji, July 9 (IANS) Print journalism is a lot more responsible than TV journalism, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.

“Written journalism is a lot more responsible than televised journalism. In the same way, written documentation and writing is a lot more serious than a televised documentary,” Parrikar said at the foundation stone laying ceremony of a library in the state capital.

“When the TV medium first came on the scene, people believed that seeing is believing. Some people still do not know that TV footage can be doctored. Everything can be changed. You can even implant a person in it, without the person actually being present there. You must have seen it happen with photographs,” Parrikar said.

Referring to news and information circulated on Whatsapp, the former Goa chief minister also said that people should be cautious before absorbing information via the social media platform and also learn the ability to “read between the lines”.

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