Arnab Goswami ordered to apologise for derogatory comments

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Arnab Goswami has been ordered to apologise for derogatory comments he made during a programme aired in January on Republic TV.

The News Broadcasting Standards Authority has instructed Goswami to broadcast a full-screen apology. The order was issued on 30th August based on a complaint by a man named A Singh. In the complaint, Singh claimed that the channel falsely accused him of harassing its reporter at Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani’s rally on 9th January.

During the programme, Goswami said, “I want their faces circled more.” He added, “I want the family members of these cheap, perverse goons to watch [them] doing this…at this event which was the ‘Jignesh flop show’. Let’s name and shame these people.”

The apology will run before Goswami’s 21:00 show on Friday 7th September 2018.

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