Rajesh Bhat awarded PhD

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 1:  Eminent journalist-cum-broadcaster, Rajesh Bhat  has been awarded   Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by University of Jammu for undertaking  prestigious  media related research work  guarding the cultural and strategic interests of India.
Presently on an important assignment in the office of CEO, Prasar Bharati Secretariat at New Delhi, Mr Bhat    has a distinction of  having a long and eventful  association  with Daily Excelsior where he worked as a Special Correspondent prior to switching over to  All India Radio.
He has also remained associated with the Tribune and many  feature agencies  and is  the   first journalist from the State, having awarded  PhD in Media related subject after  his Masters Degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Kashmir University in 1988.
The research work on “Strategic Interest and Media” with an emphasis on the role of  Radio Kashmir, was accomplished  under the supervision of Dr Mohd  Monir Alam of  the Department of Strategic and Regional Studies, Jammu University.
Mr Bhat’s unexplored doctoral  work  discusses in detail Pakistani media  propaganda in Jammu and Kashmir during the  full-fledged wars of 1947, 1965, 1971 and Kargil intrusion of 1999  besides ongoing proxy war launched in 1989.


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