IMC Convention at Hyderabad on February 4-5, 2007

Released on = February 3, 2007, 6:42 am

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Press Release Summary = IMC Convention at Hyderabad on February 4-5, 2007

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, February 3, 2007 ( ::
His Excellency Vice President of India, Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, will
inaugurate first national convention of the Indian Media Centre on Sunday, February
4, 2007 at 4.30 p.m. at Pragati Resorts. The inaugural ceremony will be followed by
a meeting of IMC National Council that will discuss and adopt resolutions on the
need to set up a Media Commission and a Media Council that will cover both print and
electronic media. Resolutions on media education and on denial of freedom and
attacks on journalists will also be discussed and adopted. About 250 delegates and
observers from 15 states of the country are likely to participate.

2. Although countless institutions and trade unions are trying to protect and defend
independence and freedom of media and improve its quality in their own ways, there
is a compelling need to have an all-inclusive independent and powerful professional
institution. Publishers, Editors, Senior Journalists, Media Educators, Public
Relation Executives and concerned citizens need to be brought on a common platform
to meet the challenges Indian media faces. Indian Media Centre is a humble attempt
in that direction. It is an independent, non-profit institution dedicated to the
highest standards in journalism - print, electronic and Internet. It was launched
last year by a team of media professionals and concerned citizens in their quest for
professional excellence. In February last year, Indian Media Centre in collaboration
with Punjab Union of Journalists held a two-day Indo-Pak Media convention at
Ludhiana. More than 20 journalists from Pakistani Punjab and about 200 from our
Punjab participated. It discussed issues of mutual interest to media persons of the
two countries.

3. Indian Media Centre will focus on five major concerns of Indian media fraternity
. Professionalism and ethics;
. In-service training of media professionals, including those in marketing and
public relations;
. Improving and strengthening media education;
. Protecting and defending independence and freedom of media;
. Highlighting cases of denial of freedom to media persons and attacks on them
anywhere in the country and abroad through international networking.

4. IMC has launched a quarterly magazine - MEDIA CRITIQUE - focused on media trends
and analysis. It covers latest developments in Indian and international media to
keep the media persons informed of developments and trends. The IMC Website - - being launched during the inaugural convention by the Vice President
of India will endeavour to carry everything that is worth knowing as far as media is
concerned. IMC will shortly launch an email alert service and a weekly newsletter to
inform all concerned about denial of freedom and attacks on media persons in India
and abroad. It will network with international outfits focused on protection of
journalists and defence of their right to freedom of expression. IMC will organise
workshops and in-depth discussions on media-related issues to make media more
responsive to needs of the society and changing times. It seeks to work with Media
Institutions and UGC to upgrade curricula for media students so as to equip
potential journalist to meet challenges he or she will face in the profession.

5. Indian Media Centre has functional Chapters in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chandigarh,
Chattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal, Orissa, Punjab and Rajasthan. Convenors have
been appointed in several other states, including Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, J&K,
Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Membership of the IMC is by invitation. As of now,
we have a select membership of more than 650 publishers, editors, senior media
persons, media educators, public relations executives and concerned citizens. We
propose to add another 500 and have functional centres in 15 states and union
territories during the year 2007.

For further information, please contact:

P. Vijay Babu,
Associate Editor, Andhra Prabha,
IC-190, Erramanzil Qrs. Near Enadu,
Paznjagutta, Hyderabad 500082
M: 9440432324

KEYWORDS: Media, Corporate News, Business News, Biz News.

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