Did Zee News miss the NBDSA deadline to remove three videos?


On November 19, the News Broadcasting and Digital Standards Authority issued two orders to run the news channel Zee News remove links from four of his videos from all platforms by November 26.

One day after the deadline, Laundry found that three of the videos are still live on the Zee News YouTube channel (see, and). One of the four videos was taken down in February this year.

The first order was linked to the channel’s coverage of the farmers’ protests in January this year. The two videos mentioned were from the show Taal Thok Ke which aired on and.

The second order concerned the removal of a Zee News about a group of retired public servants, called the Constitutional Conduct Group, which had written an open letter urging companies to stop advertising on news channels that spread the news. hatred.

Two of the complaints were filed in January and the third in November by LGBTQ activist Indrajeet Ghorpade.

In both orders, the NBDSA stated that Zee News had violated the fundamental principles of the code of ethics and broadcasting standards. However, no further sanctions were imposed. There was also no mention of a penalty by the NBDSA for failure to comply with issued orders.


John C. Dent