Friday, September 10, 2010

Quest for truth is Journalists’ ‘dharma’ - Christopher Monckton

As in science, the ethics of journalism too demand that the practitioners devote themselves to the quest for truth, well known British politician and journalist, Lord Christopher Monckton, said here today.

Inaugurating a one-day  Media Seminar organized as part of the International Conference on Global Warming, Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Secular Spirituality at Santhigiri Ashram, Lord Monckton said the debate on global warming had divided scientists into two distinct groups.

While one side argues that this is a natural cyclical process of global warming and cooling and humans have nothing to do with it, the other side says these problems are a direct result of human activities such as deforestation and industrialisation. But they are not searching for the real facts, he said.

The seminar was organized by Santhigiri Ashram in association with the Kesari Smaraka Journalists Trust.

Renowned media critic, Dr. Sebastian Paul, delivered the felicitation address. Senior journalist, Mr. B.R.P.Bhaskar, was the moderator. Swami Navananma Jnana Thapaswi, Director, Santhigiri Ashram, presided over the meeting. Mr. James K. Joseph, Ashram Chief Administrator, delivered the Welcome Speech while the Vote of Thanks was offered by Mr. R. Ajith Kumar, President, Kesari Smaraka Trust.   

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