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Editors Guild of India Elected T.N. Ninan as its President

T.N. Ninan was elected president of the Editors Guild of India at the Guild meeting on 24 December 2010.

Dec 29, 2010 10:43 IST

The Chairman and Editorial Director of Business Standard, T.N. Ninan was elected president of the Editors Guild of India at the Guild meeting on 24 December 2010. Ninan succeeded Rajdeep Sardesai of CNN-IBN as the President. Commi Kapoor of Indian Express was retained as general secretary and Suresh Bafna of Nai Duniya was elected treasurer.


The Guild had in the wake of the Radia tapes, called upon editors to place integrity above all other considerations. Concern was raised over the failure of some well-known editors in following the best practices in journalism, following the revelations made by the Radia tapes. In its continuing campaign against paid news, the Guild decided to post on its website from 1 February 2010 the names of those members who sign affidavits pledging against indulging in this pernicious practice. The general body decided to grant a month's grace period to ensure that all its members actually received the circular for signing the affidavit.