Elections are testing time for journalists: Shankar Dey
Silchar, Feb 15: Election is the best of time and also the worst of time. Best because every citizen exercises his democratic right to choose his representative (MLA/MP) and even change the government for good governance. It is also the time when journalists are put to test for free, fair and fearless journalism. Worst because it also exposes the ugly side of journalism, now known as “paid journalism”. This was how Silchar Press Club general secretary Shankar Dey expressed his views while initiating the discussion on “Coming elections in Assam and the role of journalists” organized on the 42nd anniversary of the club here today.