NEW DELHI: The editors of broadcast media have set up a new body, Broadcast Editor’s Association (BEA) in an effort to strengthen the values of objective and fair broadcast journalism and to protect and promote the freedom of expression.
The editors of television channels feel there is a need to evolve healthy norms, promote training of professional journalists at all levels and ensure dissemination of credible and constructive news content and to protect the right to freedom of expression, whenever threatened.
BEA is being led by Shazi Zaman, editor, Star News as president, followed by Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief, Times Now and Pankaj Pachauri, editor, NDTV as vice-presidents. While N K Singh, editor, ETV is the general secretary and Sudhir Chaudhary, editor-in-chief, Live India is the treasurer of the new body.
While the executive committee consists of members like Ashutosh (IBN-7), Vinay Tewari (CNN-IBN), Satish K Singh (ZEE TV), Ajit Anjum (News-24), Vinod Kapri (India TV), Sanjay Bragta (Sahara TV) and Pranjal Sharma (UTV).
The BEA will soon launch its own website. Further the new body will hold seminars and other modes of two-way interaction to receive feedback from civil society organizations and decision-makers in public domain.