Editors Guild of India

Editors Guild of India

About Us

The Editors Guild was founded in 1978 with the twin objectives of protecting press freedom and for raising the standards of editorial leadership of newspapers and magazines.

Statements Issued

View all the recent official statements issued by the Editors Guild of India.

RM Memorial Lecture

The annual lectures named after Rajendra Mathur, who brought about a mini-revolution in the world of Hindi journalism.

Constitution

Rules and Regulations of the Editors Guild of India.

History of Indian Journalism

Journalism today, is perhaps one of the most celebrated and respected professions, but has its roots way back in circa 59 B.C, when news was recorded in a circular called the Acta Diurna in Rome.

Awards & Fellowships

Links and a short introduction to Awards & Fellowships offered from India and around the world.

Latest Statement

January 3, 2019

The Editors Guild of India has noted with concern the words used by Congress President Rahul Gandhi in his criticism of ANI Editor-in-Chief Smita Prakash who interviewed Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week.

The Guild believes journalists should claim no immunity from healthy and civilised criticism. At the same time, labelling of journalists has emerged as a favourite tactic on the part of the establishment to discredit, delegitimise and intimidate them.

We have seen our political class use this for some time now. In the recent past, top BJP leaders as well as those of AAP have used unambiguously abusive expressions such as “presstitute”, news-traders, “bazaaru” (saleable commodities) or “dalals” (pimps) for journalists.

Combined with ploys such as boycotts, denial of access and lately government accreditation, this adds up to a reprehensible strategy to throttle media freedoms.

This must be reversed. Journalists, we believe, will continue to deal with these with their usual thick skins and not let these tactics intimidate them. The Guild, as an apex, non-partisan institution, however, takes strong exception to this tendency and calls for its halt.

OFFICE BEARERS 2018-19

Shekhar Gupta

President

A K Bhattacharya

Secretary

Sheela Bhatt

Treasurer

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