Mumbai. Chief Justice of India NV Raman said on Wednesday that healthy democracy only fearless and free press We can go on with it, but ‘mixing ideas with news is a dangerous cocktail’. The CJI also cautioned journalists against the tendency to mix ideological biases in news and said that interpretation and opinion should be avoided in factual news.
He said, ‘Nowadays another trend I see in reporting is that there is ideological bias and bias in the news. The mixing of views in the news is a dangerous cocktail. CJI Mumbai Press Clubconducted digitally by ‘Red Inks Award’ was speaking at the ceremony. While felicitating all the winners, he highlighted how important journalism and true reportage are for a strong democracy, while criticizing the news being given “a kind of colour”.
Journalists like judges – CJI
“In a way, journalists are like judges. You should work without being influenced by anyone beyond your ideology and belief. You should just state the facts and present a complete and true picture.
CJI Raman said the press should repose faith in the judiciary, referring to the increasing tendency of the court’s judgments to be interpreted especially on social media and attacks on the judiciary. “The duty of the media as an important stakeholder of democracy is to protect the judiciary from the attacks of evil forces,” he said. The CJI said, ‘We are together in mission democracy and in promoting national interests. We have to walk together.