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

November 8, 2019

The Editors Guild of India is deeply concerned over the Andhra Pradesh government’s decision to delegate powers to the secretaries of different departments to file complaints and lodge cases against the media through the public prosecutor against published or broadcast news items that they consider defamatory.

The Guild believes that such blanket powers to the top civil servants in each of the departments of the state government will be prone to misuse and their rampant application will do grievous damage to the freedoms of the media. The Guild has always upheld the principles of free, fair and responsible journalism. But such powers, earlier exercised only by the information commissioner, are now delegated to all secretaries and this will seriously undermine the functioning of the media.

The Guild urges the Andhra Pradesh Government to withdraw this order. Criminal defamation is bad enough by itself, in the hands of individuals. If the state were to employ it with its own limitless resources, it will amount to censorship by another name.

OFFICE BEARERS 2018-19

Shekhar Gupta

President

A K Bhattacharya

Secretary

Sheela Bhatt

Treasurer

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