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
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.