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

June 09, 2019

The Editors Guild of India condemns the arrest of Noida-based journalist Prashant Kanojia and the editor and head of a NOIDA-based television channel, Nation Live – Ishita Singh and Anuj Shukla- by the Uttar Pradesh government. Mr Kanojia has been accused of uploading a post on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on the social media and the Nation Live head and editor have been charged with having aired a video on the UP chief minister. The police action is high-handed, arbitrary and amounts to an authoritarian misuse of laws. The Guild sees it as an effort to intimidate the press, and stifle freedom of expression.

The FIR is based on the journalist sharing on Twitter the video of a woman claiming a “relationship” with the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. The television channel had broadcast a video on the same issue. Whatever the accuracy of the woman’s claims, to register a case of criminal defamation against the journalists for sharing it on the social media and airing it on a television channel is a brazen misuse of law. To give the police powers to arrest, provisions of Section 66 of the IT Act have also been added.

As with a recent case in Karnataka that the Guild spoke about, the FIR in this case is also not filed by the person allegedly affected but suo motu by the police. This is a condemnable misuse of law and state power.

 

OFFICE BEARERS 2018-19

Shekhar Gupta

President

A K Bhattacharya

Secretary

Sheela Bhatt

Treasurer

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