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December 09, 2003

Not just a UN face. Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary General for Communications and Public Information for the UN, joined Daily Summit fresh from his platform session accompanying his boss Kofi Annan.

Over a shared tin of mints he offered his reflections on media and violence - a main topic today (Dec 9) for the World Electronic Media Forum (WEMF).

The Bombay-born writer and biographer of Nehru, who has a life and a website apart from the UN, reflected on the need to balance frank portrayal against the dangers of inciting further violence.

"More information in generally better than less," he said.

Does it serve the public better to be as candid as you can be? "I think it does," said the Under-Secretary General; a final word on the subject that Daily Summit can easily live with.

Claire Regan @ December 9, 2003 08:32 PM

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