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Clash with AAP govt led to Zee ‘blackout’ in Punjab — Subhash Chandra raises alarm over media freedom

New Delhi: Zee News’ “editorial decision” to not publish an interview with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in its entirety led to a “forced” blackout of its channels in Punjab last week, which caused Zee Entertainment’s Chairman Emeritus and media baron Subhash Chandra to speak out.At a press conference in Delhi, he said that the fourth pillar of democracy was under threat, and that India’s 159th rank in the World Press Freedom Index was cause for concern. “Zee News must publish the entire interview, else it will face consequences like the withdrawal of advertising by the Punjab Government at least,” an Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson had told the news channel, referring to an interaction between Kejriwal and a senior journalist at Zee on 23 May. Show Full Art...