Following is the full text of their press release:
The Broadcast Editors' Association finds Gujarat Chief Minister Mr Narendra Modi's statement against Indian media at a public rally in New Delhi today as objectionable. The BEA believes that such statement aims at demeaning Indian media, which is a key institution of democracy.
The Broadcast Editors' Association is disturbed at the attempt to project Indian media team visiting the UN in a poor light. Mr Narendra Modi's statement has been made without knowing the full facts of the matter and without realizing the dignified role media is expected to play at international fora.
The BEA would like to assure all that Indian media understands its responsibility and also it's code of conduct.