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The Editors Guild of India releases a statement urging Republic TV to act responsibly and Mumbai Police to not victimize journalists
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The Editors Guild of India releases a statement urging Republic TV to act responsibly and Mumbai Police to not victimize journalists

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  • The Editors Guild of India has released a statement that urges Republic TV to act responsibly and Mumbai Police to not victimise journalists.
  • In a statement, the Editors Guild said, “It is high time that the channel behaves responsibly and not compromises the safety of its journalists as well as the collective credibility of media.”
  • It added that the Mumbai Police must ensure that investigation does not become a tool to suppress media rights.
The Editors Guild of India has released a statement expressing its pain to see hundreds of FIRs filed against journalists of Republic TV, saying that the ‘victimization of journalists should stop.’

“The Editors Guild of India is pained to see the unedifying spectacle of hundreds of FIRs being filed against journalists of Republic TV, which is under probe for allegedly manipulating TRPs and spreading discontent against the Mumbai police,” read its statement.

It further said, “It is high time that the channel behaves responsibly and not compromises the safety of its journalists as well as the collective credibility of media. The police must ensure that its investigation does not hurt the channel’s journalists or makes any arrests. And that the investigation does not become a tool to suppress media rights.”


In the last two weeks, the Mumbai Police registered several FIRs against reporters of Republic TV, including its Executive Editor, Anchor, and other editorial staff members for inciting “dissatisfaction” among members of the police force against Mumbai Police commissioner Param Bir Singh and for ‘tarnishing the Mumbai police’s image.’

Republic TV is being investigated for alleged manipulation of Television Rating Points.