In pursuit of reliable reportage: NDTV establishes two new groups

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, Mumbai | In Media Publishing | October 24, 2011
Barkha Dutt to head NDTV's Editorial Board; Sonia Singh will oversee the Ethics Committee.

NDTV has formed two independent groups -- the NDTV Editorial Board and the Ethics Committee -- in an attempt to pursue 'independent journalism' and 'credible reporting'.

While the Editorial Board has named Barkha Dutt as president, Sonia Singh is the president of the Ethics Committee.

Prior to this, Dutt was group editor at NDTV (English channels), while Singh was senior managing editor.

In an official communiqué, NDTV notes that both groups will regularly and continuously oversee all editorial and ethical matters.

The Editorial Board, with Radhika Roy as its chairperson, will be responsible for all standards and matters editorial across NDTV. The aim of the Editorial Board is to take regular steps and pre-emptive action on the more complex issues that arise in editorial direction for NDTV. It will also be a focal point for answering any queries or complaints on editorial matters raised from within and outside NDTV.

The Ethics Committee headed by Sonia Singh will develop consistent standards, and oversee all ethical issues across the organisation. The committee will report to the Compliance Committee, chaired by Radhika Roy.

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