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Journalists briefed in workshop at Jammu

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JAMMU, FEBRUARY 28: In preparation for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections 2024,a one day workshop for media personnel was organised today at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Nirvachan Bhawan, here.

The program was attended by representatives of major news outlets of the UT of Jammu and Kashmir. The participants included representatives from News 24, Times Now, Dainik Jagran, Times of India among others.

The participants were briefed about all the important aspects of media during election process including spread of information/ disinformation, Fake News, Media Certification and Monitoring Committees. The representatives were also apprised of code of ethics for social media operation and regulations regarding Poll Day coverage.

Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole, inaugurated the session and stressed upon the crucial role of Media as a watchdog for fair and transparent elections.

National Level Master trainers, Chand Kishore Sharma and Riaz Ahmed Butt, imparted training on several topics including media centers, restrictions of exit and opinion polls, enforcement of MCC and other regulations.

The Chief Electoral Officer, in his closing address, apprised the participants on various election related aspects highlighting the need for a check on fake news and the role of media in ensuring a civil discourse both during and after the election processes. He also emphasized upon the importance of maintaining good practices and transparency to ensure peaceful and fair elections in the UT.

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