The Editors Guild released a statement about Arnab Goswami’s arrest on Wednesday.
It stated, “The Editors Guild of India is shocked to learn about the arrest of Arnab Goswami… Goswami was arrested from his Mumbai residence on reportedly an abetment to suicide case. We condemn the sudden arrest and find it extremely distressing. The Guild calls upon the CM of Maharashtra to ensure that Goswami is treated fairly and state power is not used against critical reporting by the media.”
The News Broadcasters Association also condemned the manner in which Goswami was arrested and said even though it does not agree with Goswami’s “type of journalism”, it denounces “retaliatory action”, if any, by authorities. Media is not above the law but due process must be followed,” the statement said.