Speaking on the occasion, Defense Minister A K Antony said the country was witnessing a “transparency revolution”. He said the media has aided the demand for transparency by vehemently demanding answers on behalf of citizens. “There is need and urgency that this revolution percolates all institutions in the country,” Antony said. Chief Editor of Malayala Manorama Mammen Mathew noted that the group had been established in the pre-Independence era when it espoused social justice and nationalist causes. He said the group lost its publishing license at that time but and got it back only after the country’s freedom.
Jacob Mathew, Executive Editor of Malayala Manorama, said while the group traversed years and decades, its mandate of being the voice of responsible journalism and credibility, remained unchanged. (PTI)