Journalists to wear black bands to protest ban on NDTV India

Over 100 journalists attended the meeting where the Centre's decision was termed as an attempt to curb the freedom of expression and freedom of press.

By: PTI | Bhopal | Published:November 5, 2016 8:57 pm
NDTV, NDTV india, NDTV ban, NDTV coverage ban, Editor's guild of India, Journalists protest NDTV ban The Government claims NDTV India correspondent had potentially compromised national security by saying, in a January 4 near-live broadcast, that “two terrorists are alive, and there is a weapons depot near where they are.

Expressing anguish about the Centre’s decision to ban the news-channel NDTV India for a day on November 9, journalists at a meeting here strongly protested the move and decided to sport black bands in protest. “We have unanimously decided to protest against the Centre’s decision to ban NDTV India for a day on November 9, and will sport black bands in protest till that day to express solidarity with the channel,” Friends of Media Convener and senior journalist Deepak Tiwari said.

Over 100 journalists attended the meeting where the Centre’s decision was termed as an attempt to curb the freedom
of expression and freedom of press. A resolution condemning the Centre’s decision was also passed at the meeting.