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 19, 2020

The Editors Guild of India is deeply concerned over the registration of a First Information Report (FIR) at Varanasi’s Ramnagar police station against Scroll Executive Editor Supriya Sharma and its Chief Editor over a report published from Varanasi’s Domari village. The FIR was filed on June 13 under Sections 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease danger­ous to life) and 501 (printing or engraving matter known to be defamatory) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) as also under the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act). This followed a complaint by Mala Devi, who was quoted by Supriya Sharma in her report, published on Scroll.in on June 8.

The Guild has also noted the reported statement from Scroll.in saying that it stood by the article in question. The statement also clarified that it had interviewed Mala Devi in Domari village, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on June 5, 2020 and that her statements had been reported accurately in the article titled, “In Varanasi village adopted by Prime Minister Modi, people went hungry during the lockdown.”

In view of the categorical statement from Scroll.in, the Guild is of the view that the use of the various Sections of the IPC and the SC/ST Act are an overreaction and will seriously undermine freedom of the media.

OFFICE BEARERS 2018-19

Shekhar Gupta

President

A K Bhattacharya

Secretary

Sheela Bhatt

Treasurer

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