The Academy had so far been functioning from Hyderabad.
Headed by veteran journalist V Vasudeva Dikshitulu, the Academy will now function full fledged from the state capital.
Complimenting the Academy for making a new beginning, the minister a former journalist himself noted that it would act a bridge between the journalists and the government.
Information Commissioner S Venkateswar, Academy Secretary Srinivas, senior officials of the I and PR Department and senior journalists attended the event.
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