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 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.

“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.

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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