The News Broadcasting & Digital Standards Authority (NBDSA) has come down heavily on several television news channels, including Times Now, Zee Newsand News18India, for airing communally charged programmes.
The regulatory body – set up by TV news broadcasters, and currently headed by Justice (retired) A K Sikri – passed seven decisions during its meeting held on Monday, pertaining to complaints on programmes aired last year.
On a programme aired on Times Now on September 24, 2022, regarding the protests by PFI supporters in Pune, it was reported that slogans of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ were allegedly raised during the protest. Times Now was held liable by NBDSA for wrongly reporting that pro-Pakistan slogans were raised during the protest.
The channel claimed that its news reporting was based upon information received from various sou