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Zee Media to venture into English news broadcasting

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media Publishing | August 17, 2015
Rohit Gandhi has been appointed editor-in-chief - English news broadcast and related content, effective August 17.

Zee Media Corporation (ZMCL) has announced its intention to enter into the English news broadcasting space with the appointment of Rohit Gandhi as editor-in-chief - English news broadcast and related content. Gandhi will be heading the operations of all initiatives in this space, working closely with the business head and revenue resources. He will report to Punit Goenka, MD and CEO, ZEEL.

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Speaking on the new initiative, Goenka says, "Venturing into the English news space allows us to extend our presence in the overall news genre across geographies and even in the international arena. We want to launch a news network for global audiences with an Indian point-of-view. With Rohit on board to spearhead this initiative, we are confident that we will be able to showcase a world-class product. We welcome Rohit to the ZEEL family and wish him all the very best."

Gandhi comments on his joining, "It is a phenomenal opportunity for me to work with ZEE and Punit to deliver world-class coverage to viewers at home. We want to continue on the path of providing in-depth, textured coverage across platforms to address the ever-changing needs of the global audiences."

Gandhi brings with him over 23 years of experience across forty countries. He has won many international awards including the Edward R. Murrow, Dupont Award, Emmy, Golden Cine Eagle, Gracie Award and the Headliner Award.

In his previous assignment, he was international correspondent and communication strategist for South Asian International News, prior to which he worked with CBC, CNN, NDTV, BCTV and Global TV, Canada. He has covered many war zones including Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003.

Gandhi has also worked on various international field projects in the areas of international relations, politics, socio-economic empowerment, human rights, environment, civil rights and social action and terror investigation, among others.

He has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons in Sociology and Anthropology from Delhi University, Masters in Communication and Media Studies from Pune University, and Masters in Broadcast Journalism from Carleton University, Canada.

ZMCL is a cluster of news, current affairs and regional news channels which includes Zee News, Zee Business, Zee Punjab Haryana Himachal, Zee 24 Taas, Zee Madhya Pradesh Chhatisgarh, 24 Ghanta, Zee Marudhara, Zee Sangam, Zee Kalinga and Zee Purvaiya and Zeenews.com.

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