NBA: PCI chief must not exceed remit

NBA: PCI chief must not exceed remit

“We understand from statements made by Justice (retd) Katju that he has written to you on the subject of the formation of a Media Council, which suggestion you are considering,” the NBA said in its letter to Singh. We strongly oppose this move by the PCI chairman,” the NBA said.

The association said Katju has “vociferously aired his sweeping and generic views on diverse matters like reporting news, what, when and how news should be reported, the time given for reporting news and the intellectual calibre of journalists.”

Katju’s emphasis was on “how the media should be reined in, and in particular the electronic media, even though the electronic media is statutorily beyond the remit of the PCI,” the NBA said.

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