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University of Mysore in India hosts Global Communication Association Conference

By Srimal Fernando, Global Editor The Diplomatic Society and Shivendra Urs

In the centenary year the University of Mysore Hosted a two day International Global Communication Association (GCA) Conference welcoming over 400 delegates from around the world to the Southern Indian City of Mysore. The 11th international conference of Global Communication Association (GCA), on the theme 'Ombudsman: Media and Social Responsibility'.

Lighting the Traditional oil lamp by (l-r) Professor C. Basavaraju, Dr Yahya R. Kamalipour, Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao, Vice Chancellor Professor. K.S. Rangappa and Mr. Krishna B. Mariyanka

The 11th GCA international conference was inagurated on 28th January 2016 at the Crawford Hall of the University of Mysore by Hon'ble Dinesh Gundu Rao, Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Karnataka, Professor K.S. Rangappa Hon'ble Vice Chancellor University of Mysore, Dr. Yahya R. Kamalipour President of the Global Communication Association (GCA) Professor C. Basavaraju Registrar University of Mysore and Mr. Krishna B. Mariyanka, Conference Curator and Organising Secretary.

 

Speaking at the conference Karnataka Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Dinesh Gundu Rao said, "I'm very happy that its being held in Mysore which is one of the best cities in India." Speaking on the importance of media he said, "In today's world the role of media and press has become more and more important. We have had the traditional print media for over 100 years, news generation has become different due to the onslaught of digital media. In the last 10 years media was traditional but change has been witnessed today".

Speaking about the menace of paid news Minister Gundu Rao said, "Issues of paid news, especially in broadcast media is pretty evident. Today it is guilty until proven innocent while back in the day it was innocent until proven guilty. Media needs to be careful as it is a dangerous trend."

This comprehensive two –day media summit addressed the toughest challenges media is facing. One of the key topics that was discussed at the conference included ‘Is ombudsman a pain or gain? What do experiences around the world tell us, besides others?’

Srimal Fernando with Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao

 

 

 

Panel Discussion (l-r) Mr Srimal Fernando, Mr Ali Akbar Abdolrashidi, Ms Vasanthi Hariprakash, Dr. Banu Akdenizli and Mr. G. Ulaganathan (Photograph: Shreyas Devanoor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shivendra Urs is a Master of Arts student of Communication & Journalism, University of Mysore, India

 

 

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