The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has set up an “Advisory Group on the Media and Human Rights,” consisting of 12 senior journalists, including Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu N. Ram.
Formed as part of the media and outreach policy of the NHRC, the group will have regular interaction with the media and seek their enhanced and active role in the promotion and protection of human rights.
Its terms of reference include: to advise the NHRC on how best to use the media to promote human rights; to review the NHRC's existing mechanism regarding “Media and Outreach Policy” and give suggestions for further improvement; and to advise the NHRC in seeking enhanced and active role of the media in creating awareness among the masses on the human rights issues.
The other members are: Alok Mehta, Chief Editor, Nai Duniya; G.Mohanty, Director General (News), Prasar Bharti, AIR; I. Ramamohan Rao, Chief Editor, Asian News International; K.S. Sachidananda Murthy, Resident Editor, The Week; Leeladhar Mandloi, Director-General, Prasar Bharti, AIR; M.K. Razdan, Editor-in-Chief and CEO, PTI; Q.W. Naqvi, News Director, Aaj Tak; Sanjay Gupta, Editor and CEO, Dainik Jagran; Sanjoy Narayan, Editor-in-Chief, Hindustan Times; Shashi Shekhar, Chief Editor, Hindustan; and Tarun Basu, Chief Editor and Director, IANS.