The Governing Board members and senior members of the News Broadcasters Federation held a productive meeting with Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Tuesday.

The Governing Board apprised the Union Minister on key issues facing the news industry, the recent growth and trends in the news broadcasting sector and the challenges facing the news broadcasting industry in recent times.

During the meeting, members of the NBF highlighted the need for the immediate resumption of viewership ratings for the news genre, which have been unilaterally paused and has severely impacted the sustainability of news channels.

The NBF Governing Board also apprised the Union Minister of the initiatives taken by it to provide greater representation to channels broadcasting in various languages and on further steps to strengthen self-regulation among NBF member channels.