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Editors Guild condemns regional Gujarat media
|The Editors' Guild of India has demanded the appointment of a judicial officer to examine the writings of those sections of media which allegedly incited violence and preached hatred in Gujarat. The investigating official should also recommend action, if any, against them, the Guild said Friday. "The mischievous role of certain Gujarati newspapers cannot be glossed over. Some of them have been named for irresponsible and unethical journalism in the past but have regrettably learnt nothing and forgotten nothing. Willful incitement to offence, propagation of hate and fuelling disorder are criminal offences," said the report of the fact-finding mission appointed by the Guild.
The Guild report, titled 'Rights and Wrongs - ordeal by fire in the killing fields of Gujarat', said, "many so-called leaders of destructive movements and even known criminals have been built up, even glorified, by the media.' The Guild delegation was comprised of editors of top Indian newspapers. q
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