Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that a free and robust media is the main pillar of governments media policy. Free media is a deterrent against dictatorial and authoritarian tendencies, he said while talking to a group of journalists from electronic and print media at his residence here on Sunday. Senior journalists Nazir Naji, Abbas Athar, Ajmal Niazi and Sohail Chaudhary called on the Prime Minister. Gilani called upon the mediamen to lead public opinion in the positive direction since senior journalists were opinion makers and could feel the pulse of the masses. The Premier said that media should also keep people aware of dangers of intolerance, religious extremism and terrorism which could harm the social as well as political fabric of society.