Broadcasters’ body threatens to black out AAP

The NBA is a private body representing the private television news and current affairs broadcasters.

New Delhi | Updated: March 17, 2014 7:17 am

News Broadcasters Association on Sunday expressed shock over AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal’s “unsubstantiated” charges against the electronic media and warned that if he and his associates do not exercise caution the members of the body will be forced to reconsider coverage of the activities of the party.

A statement here said, NBA is shocked to note the “unverified and objectionable statements” being made by Kejriwal and his supporters regarding the electronic media and accusing it of being “paid” by political parties to drive their agenda during the Lok Sabha elections.

NBA reminded Kejriwal and his associates that the electronic media is independent and discharging its responsibilities in a fair, transparent and balanced manner and asked the AAP not to hurl “unsubstantiated and unverified charges” on the electronic media.

The release, undersigned by secretary general Annie Joseph, said NBA requests the convenor of AAP to “immediately refrain” from making such preposterous allegations failing which NBA members would be forced to reconsider coverage of the activities of  the AAP.

The NBA is a private body representing the private television news and current affairs broadcasters.

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    Samanya Aadmi
    Mar 17, 2014 at 12:45 am
    We sincerely request the Broadcaster Body to keep showing the slimy and slippery SAANPs of AAP. Then only people of India will know how to recognise these dangerous variety of creepy animal.
  2. I
    Mar 17, 2014 at 1:01 am
    Why talk about it ? do it
  3. D
    Mar 17, 2014 at 2:22 pm
    Media should also now introspect if they have become intolerant or not..! Surprising to see that they too can never take any criticism whatsoever. AK has raised some legitimate questions which has been there in the minds of people of India for a long. Whats wrong if the people think media has never attempted to cover these issues in the past and even now.! Your threat is not against AK but against the people's right to know the real news. Any ways all the best..!
  4. K
    Mar 17, 2014 at 3:32 am
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    Aalok Mahajan
    Mar 17, 2014 at 4:10 am
    yes media is paid... arvind kejrival paid to aaj video...
  6. I
    Mar 16, 2014 at 4:12 pm
    If News Broadcasters ociation (NBA) can threaten to not do coverage of a party just because the party has made some statements which seems objectionable to NBA, then how can NBA claim that it is doing its work in fair and transparent manner. A news is news whether it comes from your admirer or critic and fair reporting can be done only when you are untouched to criticism or admiration. This statement of NBA in itself is a prove that NBA is biased or it becomes biased when there are vested interests. 'Eminent penalists' on The Hindu discussion has criticized NBA for being thin skinned when criticised. It is very unfortunate for aam aadmi of this country.
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