NEW DELHI: Senior journalist and editor of The Citizen, Seema Mustafa, has been elected as the new president of the Editors Guild of India. Mustafa takes over from Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief of The Print.
Following an online election to the Guild on October 16, Sanjay Kapoor, editor of Hardnews, was elected general secretary while Anant Nath, editor of Caravan, was elected unopposed as treasurer of the Guild.
The Editors Guild, comprising eminent editors, is tasked with protecting press freedom and raising the standards of editorial leadership of newspapers and magazines. Since its formation in 1978, the Guild has spoken up against threats to press freedom, and worked on improving standards of newspaper editors and introduced a code of ethics of editors, apart from investigating and recommending action to the governments and institutions concerned against instances of harassmentof journalists.