Arnab Goswami

Renowned journalist and consulting editor at the India Today group Rajdeep Sardesai has slammed Republic TV founder Arnab Goswami, on his announcement to resign from Editors Guild on live TV.

Taking a dig at Arnab for his apathy as the editor, Rajdeep Sardesai tweeted, “I am told an ‘editor’ resigned from Editors Guild on live tv! For the record, the ‘editor’ did not attend single meeting of Guild in 12 years, never participated in any discussion or stood up even when journalists were assaulted/killed. So much for commitment to press freedom!”

Arnab Goswami resigned from the Editors’ Guild of India on April 21, accusing the organisation of ‘hypocrisy’with respect to the Palghar incident, where two Sadhus were lynched by a mob.

“I have been a member of the Editors’ Guild of India for a long time and I, on live television, resign for its absolute compromise on editorial ethics, for being an organisation for operation only for personal interests. I accuse you Shekhar Gupta of leading the compromise on journalism for not speaking on incidents like this,” Arnab said.

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