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Gag order: NBA meets Sonia Gandhi

16-January-2009
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Gag order: NBA meets Sonia Gandhi

Continuing with the lobbying with political leaders against the amendments proposed in the Cable Television Network Rules, a delegation of the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) led by President G Krishnan, called on UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on January 15, 2009. Gandhi assured the delegation that she firmly believed that the media should be free and there should be no restrictions imposed on it.

It may be recalled that Gandhi had assured the same to the editors’ delegation as well that had met with her on January 14, 2009.

An official NBA communiqué quoted that Sonia Gandhi stated that there would be no such action taken by the Government, which would be detrimental to the working of a free media. She also stated that arising out of the apprehensions to the proposed amendments in the Cable Television Network Rules, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had assured the media that the matter would be taken up for finalisation only after the widest possible consultation with all stakeholders and eliciting their different points of view on the proposed changes.

The communiqué also said, “Gandhi appreciated the initiatives taken by the NBA in setting up an Authority under the Chairmanship of Justice (Retd) JS Verma, former Chief Justice of India.”

The other members of the delegation were Narayan Rao, Board Member and Group CEO, NDTV Ltd; Shazi Zaman, Board Member and Editor, Star News; Rajat Sharma, Chairman, India TV; Jawahar Goel, Chairman, Zee News Ltd; and Annie Joseph, Secretary General, NBA.

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