After the unjustified raids condemned by legal experts like Fali Nariman as "unconstitutional", the government has now leaked a series of unsubstantiated allegations against NDTV and its promoters. The fact that these leaks, released as an unsigned document, are anonymous, is evidence of the subterfuge involved. NDTV will fight this subterfuge transparently and openly in court.
This morning, the CBI stepped up the concerted harassment of NDTV and its promoters based on the same old endless false accusations. NDTV and its promoters will fight tirelessly against this witch-hunt by multiple agencies.
NDTV has consistently maintained that there is something terribly wrong with the way television ratings are measured, yet for lack of an alternative have been part of the current system. Unfortunately these flaws and malpractices have seen a spike recently. Consequently, today, we along with other major English news channels have decided to exit the current BARC ratings system till this issue is addressed. We hope this will be resolved soon.
NDTV.com won the best news website award for the fourth year in a row at the prestigious Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) 7th India Digital Awards today. Gadgets 360, India's most popular technology news website, won the best in specialised e-commerce award.
In 1995, Barkha Dutt joined NDTV straight out of college, and now, after 21 wonderful years together, Barkha has requested that she would like to explore some new opportunities, pursue other interests and work on her own ventures.
The latest article published by known NDTV baiter, Mr. Post-Truth-Gurumurthy, on his website pgurus.com is not only a classic case of misreporting and concoction of untruths but yet another attempt to scuttle and suppress free and fair press in India.
The order of the MIB has been received. It is shocking that NDTV has been singled out in this manner. Every channel and newspaper had similar coverage. In fact NDTV's coverage was particularly balanced. After the dark days of the emergency when the press was fettered, it is extraordinary that NDTV is being proceeded against in this manner. NDTV is examining all options in this matter.
NDTV's unflinching and non-negotiable commitment to reporting the news without any filters or allegiance will always be the core of what we stand for and do. It has led in the past to boycotts and threats from parties which had no impact on our journalism - nor will they.