Hindustan Times, 14th April 2002

MARKET ECONOMY, consumerism and declining sensitivity has resulted in the failure of media to highlight the problems of rural areas.

These views were expressed by Information and Public Relations director Amar Singh Rathore on Sunday.

Rathore was speaking at a seminar on ‘Role of Media in Rural Development’ organised by the Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) on the occasion of 21st year of publication the organisation’s publication Gram Gadar.

Speaking on the occasion, Rathore said the history of media is as old as the establishment therefore the role of media in progress cannot be overlooked. Only the newspapers can spread information about the rural areas and can create an understanding about the rural progress, he said. He however, added that the media had not able to do much as they are not free to give impartial news.