Media seminar on social media held

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Dimapur, June 11: A 1-day media seminar on social media was organized by North East Press Service (NEPS) news group at Raj Bhavan, Kohima on June 10.
Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya said that print media, electronic media and social media are supplementary to each other. He said social media is a great blessing provided one knows how to make the best use of it. He said that one should not be scared about the negative side of social media but use it as a means to empower oneself and also address the problem of the society.
The Governor called upon the younger generation to adapt with the changes happening around them and also to change their mindset to strengthen the society. He challenged the participants to embrace social media and utilize the medium to build up the society.
Nagaland Press Association president, H. Chishi speaking on the topic “traditional mass media and social media” said that social media have become an integral part of modern society and the presence of such new media has threatened the existence of newspapers and even the publication and circulation have come down to some extent.
He said social media has changed the lives of many people, as it provides a better social life where anyone can contact with all their near and dear ones with just a click. He further added that students have become smarter as they are being exposed to a whole new world of technology through social media.
IG (Range), Sonia Singh, IPS speaking on the topic “police-citizen communication in the special media age”, said that the state police is well equipped to deal with cyber crimes or other related offences in the state. She warned the people against circulating fake news and information saying that the creator as well as those forwarding the fake news in social media was equally liable to be punished by the law. She urged the people to use social media judiciously and to respect others privacy. She further cautioned people that social media should not be a platform to airs one’s fear, emotions, vengeance, revenge etc.
She said police are there to protect the people and social media is an important medium to connect with the citizens by sharing of critical information, dissemination of advisories and laws, creating awareness and to establish mutual communication.
The programme was attended by students, journalists from different news agencies and organizations, PRO Defence, PRO Assam Rifles and others. NEPS also gave away certificate of participation to the participants.
(Page News Service)