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10th March Venue - KR Mangalam University

SJMC organised an online session on “ Responsibility of Journalists when covering Military Conflicts” by Sputnik News Agency.

SJMC organised an online session on “ Responsibility of Journalists when covering Military Conflicts” by Sputnik News Agency.

School of Journalism and Mass Communication (SJMC), KR Mangalam University (KRMU), organised an online session on “ Responsibility of Journalists when covering Military Conflicts” by Sputnik News Agency, Moscow on March 10, 2022.

 

Over an hour and a half long session in the backdrop of the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine was conducted by Mr Anton Anisimov, Head, International Broadcasting, Sputnik News Agency, Moscow, Russia. The session was moderated by Sputnik India Bureau Chief, Olga Dycheva and coordinated by Dr Sarina of SJMC, under the leadership of Prof (Dr) Kiran Bala, Dean, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, KRMU.

In an enthralling one and a half-hour session, Mr Anton Anisimov had touched upon many important facets about the ‘Responsibility of Journalists - covering Military Conflicts' and had put across his perspective on the war-torn Russia and Ukraine and how to understand the underpinning propaganda, cyberwar and gatekeeping process by various stakeholders for their vested interests and motives beyond the ethics and responsibility of journalist and media person per se.

He said that “We don’t have any issue with Ukraine as such, they are our brothers, and we are fighting to combat the Nazis only in Ukraine and looking forward to a peaceful early resolution”.

In this context, Ms Olga had highlighted the recent debate on the usage of indecent language in an Indian TV Show on “Times Now”, on Russo-Ukraine War.

In the concluding session, the experts had responded to the multiple questions posed by the students of Journalism and Mass Communication on the changing landscape of media, ethics, and war and its contour worldwide.

The session ended with a vote of thanks by the moderator Ms Olga Dycheva particularly she had acknowledged Prof (Dr) Kiran Bala, Dean, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, KRMU, Dr Sarina and the students and faculties who attended the Online Session.