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Prasar Bharati hit out at ex-CEO over BBC reportage of Delhi riots
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In New Delhi, March 13: Jawhar Sircar Ex-CEO of Prasar Bharati has experienced harsh criticism from his previous subordinates for purportedly creating deriding comments following Prasar Bharti’s’ objection against BBC’s’ reporting of the ongoing Delhi violence.

Not taking their previous CEO’s’ uncomplimentary remarks about Prasar Bharti softly, the journalists and staff of the national news broadcaster have targeted on Sarkar. A hard-hitting explanation, signed by the senior editorial staff of the radio station, claimed that “the BBC reportage intentionally shrouded critical realities relating to Delhi riots.”

“But it is quite unfortunate that when present CEO of the famous radio station named as Prasar Bharti (PB) took a stand on it, former CEO Jawahar Sarkar vilified PB by claiming it ”Prachar which is known as advertisement Bharti” instead of supporting the organization and the country,” the statement said.

BBC’s’ inclusion of the Delhi riots that murdered 53 individuals has been seen as one-sided by many. In one of its reports, it affirmed the riots were targeted against one specific community, which is far away from reality.

Prior, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, in an unmatchable move, had declined BBC’s’ solicitation to an event in light of the fact that the broadcaster’s coverage of the Delhi riots was “uneven”, “without context” and insinuated ” communal behavior “.

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