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Press responsible for upholding free speech: PM Narendra Modi


New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives a statement to the on the opening day of the Winter Session of the Parliament in New Delhi on Wednesday. PTI Photo by Subhav Shukla(STORY DEL9)(PTI11_16_2016_000067B)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday stressed on the need for freedom of speech for the press and said external control of media is not good for society.

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“External control does not help in upholding freedom of expression,” the Prime Minister said, speaking on the occasion of National Press Day at Vigyan Bhavan.

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Referring to recent cases of killing of media persons, Modi said: “Any death is worrisome, but journalists losing their lives just because they are highlighting the truth,it becomes an even more serious then.”

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