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News channels partial, say 93% urban Indians

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Nine out of 10 urban citizens, mostly millennials, feel news channels are partial and favour one political party or the other, a poll by news app Inshorts said on Thursday.

"Nearly 93 per cent of urban citizens think news channels are partial or favour political parties," said the poll.

The poll saw participation of over 40,000 respondents from tier I and II urban communities in the 18-35 age group across the country.

The recently asked Doordarshan to desist from extending any "preferential or disproportionate" airtime coverage in favour of any party.

Information and wrote to to ensure full compliance of the model code of conduct guidelines.

In his letter, Khare also asked to develop robust internal system to address concerns expressed by and suggested creation of a monitoring mechanism to check any oversight.

He also wrote all the divisions of the national broadcaster should follow the instructions. Doordarshan and (AIR) keep the informed about the time allotted to different political parties.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 17:44 IST
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