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Journalism Interrupted: Why public broadcasters like BBC have done well, whereas Prasar Bharti has languished


Immediately, Prasar Bharati questioned the loyalties of PTI, terming its coverage not be in the national interest.

Prasar Bharati’s threat to cancel its contract with news agency PTI over two interviews relating to the recent India-China stand-off at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) is a symptom of an old malaise—confusing journalism with loyalties. While one interview, with Indian envoy in Beijing, created a controversy since the ambassador insisted that China should move back to its side of the LAC, contradicting the PM’s assurance to the nation that India has ceded no territory to China, the other ...


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