The Federation is country’s largest association of over 78 news channels in 14 languages, representing broadcasters from 25 states.
On 7 Dec, the Federation members met to finalise modalities of a self-regulatory organization – News Broadcasters Federation Authority, to bring in transparent self-regulation on content. The new self-regulatory organization is scheduled to be announced officially by the end of January 2020.
The statement said that the biggest ever congregation of regional news broadcasters represents their combined interests and perspectives on matters related to the news broadcasting industry.
The Federation added the members unanimously elected Arnab Goswami, Managing Director and EIC of Republic TV, as the new President of NBF’s Governing Board.
Goswami commented: “I am grateful for the trust and confidence shown in me by the largest ever group of broadcasters in India. NBF is a game changer and its incredible how so many channel owners and top executives have come together so quickly to make NBF happen.”