The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has shown “grave concern” over the propensity among people belonging to a certain section of the society in ensue to threats against news channel journalists after the electronic media “exposed” the Tablighi Jamaat link in the nationwide spurt in coronavirus cases.
The NBA, in a statement given by its president Rajat Sharma, said videos are circulating on social media in which some religious preachers are naming some TV news anchors and threatening attacks on the reporters of those channels.
The news broadcasters’ body said it sees it with “grave concern” the tendency among people belonging to a certain section of society resorting to abuses and threats against anchors and reporters and journalists working in news channels.
This particular trend has come in notice, after the electronic media recently exposed the Tablighi Jamaat link in nationwide spurt in coronavirus cases and subsequent deaths.
“Anchors and reporters working in news channels are being specifically targeted through social media platforms like WhatsApp, TikTok and Twitter,” the statement said.
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