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BEA elects Supriya Prasad as president; Ajit Anjum as general secretary

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MUMBAI: There’s change at the top at the apex body - The Broadcast Editors' Association (BEA) - that represents the editorial interests of the Indian news broadcasting industry. Aaj Tak and India Today managing editor Supriya Prasad was elected its president while Ajit Anjum was elected general secretary at at a general body meeting held on 14 August in New Delhi.

Other prominent journalists who will be holding office at the BEA following the election include: ABP News’ Dibang, Republic TV’s Arnab Goswami as vice-presidents. Ajay Kumar was elected too the post of treasurer.

A 15-member executive committee was also constituted following the election of the office –bearers. The committee comprises Qamar Waheed Naqvi, Shazi Zaman, N K Singh, Milind Khandekar (ABP News), Rahul Kanwal (India Today and Aajtak), Sanjay Bragta (Zee News), Sonia Singh (NDTV), Deepak Chaurasia (India News), Sanjeev Paliwal (Aaj Tak), Abhishek Kapoor (Republic TV), Ravi Prakas (TV9), Sukesh Ranjan (News 24), Navika Kumar (Times Now), Bhupendra Chaube (CNN News 18) and Rajesh Raina (ETV). The executive committee serves to help the BEA take decisions.

After election of the new team, BEA president Supriya Prasad thanked the outgoing leaders and appreciated the contribution made by them during its tenure. He also exhorted the new team to work to improve the role of electronic news media so as to make it more and more public- oriented.

Ajit Anjum highlighted the need for expansion of the BEA by including editors of regional channels. For this purpose a three-member sub-committee was constituted with Sanjeev Paliwal, Rahul Kanwal and Sanjay Bragta as its members.

The BEA serves as a moral watchdog of the editorial standards being practiced across India’s news channel ecosystem.

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