Jawhar Sircar: Mass Communication and Transformative Governance

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“The implied relationship between Mass Communication and the government is that the former can transform the latter,” said Jawhar Sircar, CEO, Prasar Bharati, at the second LILA PRISM 2015 lecture on ‘Mass Communication and Transformative Governance’. “But, we must understand the difference between ‘government’ and ‘governance’. Effective mass communication can change the government, as we have seen in the recent cases of the AAP movement, Narendra Modi’s election campaign, or more revolutionary engagements like what the world witnessed at Tahrir Square or Taksim Square or Tiananmen Square, but transforming governance would mean altering the quality of people’s everyday life.”