New Delhi: 5th Global Festival of journalism was inaugurated with great pomp and show at Noida Film City to celebrate 12th February an International Day of Journalism declared by Sandeep Marwah Global Cultural Minister and president International Journalism Centre.
“Job of the journalists is more than the reporting, he is the man of masses said H.E. Augusto Montiel Ambassador of Venezuela to India in the capacity of Chief Guest. Marwah should be the Global Goodwill Ambassador for his powerful activities to unite the World,” said H.E. Nejmeddine Lakhal Designated Ambassador of Tunisia to India while inaugurating the festival.
“GFJN is first of its kind. it has brought thousands of journalists under one roof, added Shahid Saddiqui senior journalist and former member of Rajya Sabha. Prominent journalist Taran Adarsh Editor of Trade Guide said that we at Mumbai ignorant about the international activities at Noida Film City, this festival has brought two major film cities closer to each other.
“Good journalism starts from good reading and knowledge. A well aware journalist will be able to submit a better and a balanced report. Education and training like AAFT and ASMS is required all over the country to produce quality journalists from institutions,” said Udai Kumar executive Editor of Amar Ujala.
“ Cinema is actually part of journalistic activity. Creating awareness and spreading information are the part of film business,” expressed Ashok Tyagi Secretary General of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry giving examples of many films produced from the journalistic ideas.
Earlier an exhibition of paintings was inaugurated by the dignities to promote the art an important part of journalism business. Delegates representing print, radio, television, news agencies from all over India and abroad participated through out the day in workshops, seminars and master classes designed for the festival.
The festival was supported by large international organizations including International Film And Television Club, International Film Television Research Centre, International Public Broadcasting Forum, International Women’s Film Forum, International Children’s Film Forum,
Later Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios presented life membership of International Journalism Centre to all the dignities present on the occasion. The festival is for three days from 12th to 14th February.