BBC splits up its news operation in India to meet regulations – Times of India

BBC splits up its news operation in India to meet regulations - Times of India

London: The The BBC On Wednesday, it split its news operations in India into two and four former divisions of BBC India. Staff Established a new Indian company to develop its six Indian language services.
The BBC said the independent, Indian-owned entity, called a “collective newsroom”, was set up to cover stories about India in compliance with Indian foreign direct investment rules.
In August 2019, the Indian government created a 26% FDI cap in digital news services in India.
Published from India, Collective newsroom It will program and produce content for the BBC, its first and only client, but is also available to produce content for other news providers in India and around the world.
Speaking exclusively to TOI on Wednesday, a BBC spokesperson said: “The changes are local Regulations Changes in India are not about tax surveys. The BBC is liaising with the tax authorities as we do in all countries where we operate.
In February 2023, income tax surveys were conducted over three days at the BBC’s premises in Delhi and Mumbai, during which officials obtained details of the BBC’s structure. The polls came weeks after the BBC aired a controversial documentary on Narendra Modi and the 2002 Gujarat riots in the UK, which was banned in India. The Indian government denies the survey and the documentary is attached.
The BBC has applied for just under 26 per cent stake in the new Indian company. This is a first for the broadcaster’s global operations.
Collective Newsroom is wholly owned by Indian nationals, with four ex-BBC India staff Roopa Jha, Mukesh Sharma, Sanjoy Majumdar and Sara Hasan leaving the BBC to lead Collective Newsroom. As of Wednesday, 200 former BBC staff now work for Collective Newsroom to publish in India in six Indian languages ​​(Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, and Telugu), as well as its English edition. Can create content for YouTube channel. BBC News India.
The collective newsroom is located in a separate office in Delhi.
The BBC retains 80 to 90 staff working for the BBC News India newsgathering arm, who report to editors in London.
“The BBC has a long-standing and deep roots in India’s media landscape, having first launched a Hindi-language service in 1940,” said the UK’s national broadcaster.

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