On World Press Freedom Day, PM Modi say free media vital for democracy

New Delhi: On the World Press Freedom Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday expressed unwavering support to the freedom of the media, saying it is essential in democracy.

"World Press Freedom Day is a day to reiterate our unwavering support towards a free & vibrant press, which is vital in a democracy," he said in a tweet.

"In today's day & age, social media has emerged as an active medium of engagement & has added more vigour to press freedom," the prime minister said.

World Press Freedom Day is observed to celebrate fundamental principles of press freedom.


Updated Date: May 03, 2017 16:06 PM

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