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Prasar Bharati appointed Surya Prakash as its Chief

Published on December 04, 2017
India’s public service broadcaster Prasar Bharti appointed the veteran journalist Surya Prakash as its chief up to February 8, 2020.

A panel headed by Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu recommended Prakash’s name for the post.
Prasar Bharati oversees the functioning of Doordarshan and All India Radio (AIR)

About Prakash

  • He is a columnist and a fellow at the Vivekananda Foundation.
  • He has held key positions in several print and electronic media organization. 
  • He has worked as the editor of Zee News, executive editor of The Pioneer newspaper, India editor of Asia Times (a business and political daily published from Bangkok and Singapore), political editor of the Eenadu Group of newspapers and chief of the bureau at The Indian Express in New Delhi.

Prasar Bharati

  • It is India's largest public broadcasting agency.
  • It is set up by an Act of Parliament and comprises Doordarshan Television Network and All India Radio, which were earlier media units of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • Shashi Sekhar Vembti is the current chairperson of Prasar Bharati 
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founded: 23 November 1997
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