Arnab Goswami cuts ties with Editor’s Guild of India
Arnab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief of Republic Media Network has resigned from Editor’s Guild of India in a on air announcement during a live broadcast of his show on Republic TV channel.
Goswami denounced the industry body for compromising its editorial ethics on the issue of fake news on the spread of COVID-19. He also criticized Shekhar Gupta, President, Editor’s Guild of India for not taking a strong enough stance on fake news stories being circulated in the media.
On April 2nd, the Editor’s Guild of India had issued a statement saying that it was deeply perturbed by the government’s statement before Supreme Court (SC) putting blame on media for causing panic among migrant workers leading to mass movement in the wake of the lockdown. The statement said "blaming the media for mass migration of workers will be counterproductive. Such actions will be tantamount of disabling the messenger."