The foundation of ancient Bhartiya (Indian) civilization is based upon the eternal concept of unity in diversity. To be diverse is the law of nature but there is an element of commonality in every creation. Integral Humanism is a social philosophy that explains the intricacies of human relationships within and with outside world. Communication as an essentiality of human behaviour and media as its extension has to be diverse in nature and scope.
But the organized media is structured in such a manner that it is conditioned to ignore the spectrum of the diversity and project certain activities, events, thoughts and ideologies more than the others. This does not result in media being a true representative of the society nor does it have the capacity to be objective. Do we live with these aberrations? Or else scholars and media persons should look for alternate structural options?
The International Conference on Diversity & Plurality in Media - Reflections of Society is organized by Makhanlal Chaturvedi National University of Journalism and Communication, Bhopal, set up by Act Number 15 of 1990 of the Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh and will take place in Bhopal, M.P., INDIA, during December 27th and 28th, 2011. The conference has the focus on the issues related to Diversity and Plurality from an Asian perspective. The conference serve as good platforms for media community to meet with each other and to exchange ideas.