No ideological apartheid or hate in invitations to media by Prasar Bharati: Javadekar

NEW DELHI: The Government has emphasised that Prasar Bharati is 'not overshadowed by ideological apartheid or hate.'

Responding to a question, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said recently that Prasar Bharati carries out the public broadcasting services in a fair and objective manner and does not discriminate on the basis of ideologies.

He said in Parliament recently that Prasar Bharati has informed the Ministry that no journalist has been decommissioned or debarred by Doordarshan to curtail their independence.

Prasar Bharati has also said journalists are invited to various programmes according to the requirement of the subject, without any discrimination.

 The Minister made it clear that Prasar Bharati was a statutory autonomous body set up by an Act of Parliament - the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act 1990 - and “it is not a state run broadcasting network.”

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