Boycott ministers after raid on NDTV, says Arun Shourie

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Boycott ministers after raid on NDTV, says Arun Shourie

Former union minister Arun Shourie on Friday urged journalists to boycott ministers in the battle for media freedom following the CBI searches at the houses of NDTV network's founder Prannoy Roy.

Calling the CBI raids an attempt by the government to exert "overt pressure" on the media, the noted journalist said non-cooperation and boycott of ministers were essential ways to fight for freedom of the press.

Speaking at an event at the Press Club of India here, Shourie said the government was intent on gradually extending its domination on all forums of public life.

He asked journalists not to sit on judgment on each other and resist attempts to divide them.

"They will seek to divide the press," said the former BJP leader who was part of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.

Shourie said it was wrong to assume one could buy peace with the government by publishing articles of ministers or running their interviews on TV.


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Date Posted: Fri, 9 Jun 2017, 12:41 pm

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