OPINION: BARC India’s autonomy must be respected

Why is TRAI getting into the nitty gritties of an autonomous industry body? BARC India has not stopped publishing TV Ratings; it has only temporarily held back top channels / shows on its website. Ratings are being published and being shared directly with all stakeholders per MIB guidelines. The bigger question is: Should TRAI be meddling with the operations of autonomous industry body BARC India? Has there been any similar precedent for Print or Digital in India?

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