News broadcasting fraternity condoles death of JS Verma
Posted on: 10:50 AM IST Apr 23, 2013
New Delhi: News broadcasting fraternity on Monday condoled the death of Justice (Retd) JS Verma who passed away after a brief illness.
Justice Verma was appointed the first Chairperson of the News Broadcasting Standards Authority (NBSA), a self- regulatory body set up by News Broadcasters Association on October 2, 2008.
"In his frequent interaction with members of NBA, he would tell them that in a democracy, it was the media's duty to inform the people of everything of significance; but the right to inform did not include the right to misinform as the media's right is no greater than an individual's right, which was again subject to reasonable restrictions," Secretary General of News Broadcasters Association, Annie Joseph said in a statement.
The Broadcast Editors Association (BEA) also offered its deepest condolences at the demise of Justice Verma.