Scribes’ bodies back PTI, say PB working as ‘lackey’ of govt | India News

June 30, 2020 0 By admin

NEW DELHI: Coming forward in support of Press Trust of India which was charged last week by public broadcaster Prasar Bharati of “anti-national” coverage on China, journalist organisations Indian Women’s Press Corps, Press Club of India, and Press Association accused the Centre of using the ‘autonomous’ broadcaster as a shield and a “lackey of the Union government”.
Expressing shock and concern over Prasar Bharati threatening PTI with cancelling its subscription over an interview with the Chinese ambassador, which it said was “acting to the detriment of national interest and undermining India’s territorial integrity”, IWPC said PTI was “only doing its professional duty”. “At a time when the Chinese have intruded into Indian territory, it is the job of the journalist to ask the ‘other side’,” IWPC said.

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