Prannoy Roy

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Reliance Group sues India’s NDTV for US$1 billion over its reporting on Rafale jet deal

New Delhi, October 19, 201– The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the Indian conglomerate Reliance Group, owned by businessman Anil Ambani, to end its use of excessive civil defamation cases filed against critical news outlets. Reliance Group yesterday filed a civil defamation case seeking Rs10,000 crore (US$1.35 billion) against the privately owned NDTV…

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NDTV founder Prannoy Roy speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 29, 2010. (AP/Michel Euler)

India’s Central Bureau of Investigation raids broadcaster NDTV

Officers of India’s Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on June 5, 2017, searched the New Delhi home of Prannoy Roy, the co-founder and executive chair of NDTV New Delhi Television, one of India’s oldest private media companies, and three other premises in the cities of Mussoorie and Dehradun, CBI spokesman RK Gaur told CPJ, declining…

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