Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan Remembers World Press Freedom Day
The media landscape has changed beyond recognition in the last two decades with the power unleashed by the internet, popularity of wikis and blogs as well as the mind boggling social networking such as Twitter and Facebook. It is in this context that the theme chosen for 2011 World Press Freedom Day on May 3 is "21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers."
- (1888PressRelease) May 03, 2011 - Press freedom is considered to be a cornerstone of human rights and a guarantee of other freedoms. No one may be able to change the latitude and longitude of a place but media can definitely change the altitude of the place. With potential to make fact as fiction and fiction as fact, media is indeed the most powerful entity on earth as they control the minds of the masses. It is essential for media to curtail the tendency to bury the truth in semantics and theatrics as well as fancy in the news if it makes a good story, without much regard for the factual accuracy.
Traditional media has always focused much on urban news coverage. Any news coverage of suburban and rural events by traditional media has worked on by and large pre-arranged procedures only. Further, today in journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right. In this age where old news is cold news, priority is to get it first rather than get it right.
Online journalism is rapidly becoming a milestone in the media industry taking news from anywhere to everywhere and from anyone to everyone. Online journalism, or e-journalism, or cyber news, is journalism practiced online. While traditional media is linear, online journalism takes a non-linear approach to news. The Internet, web logs, search engines, and RSS feeds are the new tools of Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR). Free press releases distribution services built on the principles of SEO - Search Engine Optimization have added an exciting dimension to online journalism and press freedom.
World Press Freedom Day - WPFD was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1991 as a day "to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession."
Today, the happenings at Shridhar University Pilani Rajasthan India which include celebrations of World Health Day, Entrepreneurship Day, Earth Day, Environment Day, Youth Day etc reach everywhere across the globe from Australia to America as well as Arctic to the Antarctic in no time thanks to the Free Press Release Services offered by agencies such as PR Today - Newswire Today and the celebrations of World Press Freedom Day will not be complete without acknowledging the stellar role played by the same.
About Shridhar University: An initiative of the Sarvhit Trust, Shridhar University Pilani has been established under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956 incorporated by Government of Rajasthan vide Ordinance No. 3 of 2009 and the same ratified by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly vide Act No. 4 of 2010 as The SHRIDHAR UNIVERSITY ACT BIGODNA, JHUNJHUNU. Further, Vide letter F.No 8-3/2010(CPP-I/PU) dated 31 May 2010, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has also notified Shridhar University under Section 2(f) of UGC Act 1956. ISO 9001:2008 certified Shridhar University has 11 Schools of Learning offering various Certificate, Diploma, Under Graduate, Post Graduate as well as Doctoral programmes. In order to prepare students for a global future, Shridhar University has actively taken up collaborations with various national & international institutions and already has signed MoU with top ranking Athens University of Economics and Business - AUEB, Greece.