Hold media homes, anchors accountable for conduct: Congress to NBSA

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 19

A Congress delegation appeared earlier than the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA) on Wednesday with the request for an advisory to media homes for imposing a code of conduct to cease “sensationalist, slanderous and toxic nature” of televised media debates and strict adherence to the NBSA tips.

Congress stated NBSA tips dated December 13, 2012, had put an obligation on all media homes to make sure that their programmes don’t develop into a platform to unfold acrimony.

Congress chief Abhishek Singhvi argued earlier than NBSA asking for “media houses, journalists, anchors and spokespersons to be held accountable for their actions and conduct”.

He stated NBSA holds the authority to make sure compliance with its tips and directions.

“The NBA guidelines on broadcast of potentially defamatory content, dated December 13, 2012, have been stated to prevent the inculpable harm on an individual given the phenomenal power and reach of broadcasting,” Singhvi stated institutional reform with respect to holding of TV debates.

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