Good governance is the bedrock for all round development of a nation. Its spectrum is very vast that entails interaction between the market, civil society and the government with a multi-pronged strategy to uphold rule of law, promoting transparency, accountability and human rights. Media as a fourth pillar of democracy plays a critical role in achieving these objectives by protecting human rights, curbing corruption, promoting rule of law, bringing change and ensuring people’s participation in decision making.
In a democratic society, like ours, media throws in public domain the government policies and thus provides the necessary checks and balances on government actions. Media, by publishing information also make the government more accountable to the people. The recent rapid advancement in technologies has brought about a paradigm shift in the way peoples access media, share information and communicate with each other. Thus, has paved a way to more informed societies which, for most governance actors, is why a free and plural media is most valued.
The two-day International Conference provides a vibrant platform to media professional, media academicians, and journalists for lively exchange of vivid ideas and brainstorm on emerging media trends and their role in good governance.