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Team of editors to look into media’s role in Guwahati molestation case

Team headed by BEA general secretary N K Singh and comprise senior journalists Dibang,Ashutosh.

Written by Agencies | New Delhi |
July 17, 2012 6:20:04 pm

A three-member team of senior editors will visit Guwahati to look into allegations about the role of mediapersons in the coverage of the molestation case that happened there last week.

The Broadcast Editors’ Association (BEA) said its team would try to find out if any journalist had actually played a part in the commissioning of the crime. It would also deliberate on the larger issue of conduct of journalists.

“The BEA has decided to send a fact-finding team to ascertain media’s role in the coverage of the Guwahati molestation case,” it said.

“A three-member team headed by BEA general secretary N K Singh and comprising senior journalists Dibang and Ashutosh will visit Guwahati and investigate the issue,” it said.

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The team would look into “whether any media person (s) had any active role in commission of the crime”.

It would also “deliberate and suggest measures,if so required,on the larger issue of conduct of journalists in such situations,” it added.

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