New Delhi: The founder and editor of the website The Citizen, Seema Mustafa, has been elected as the new president of the Editors Guild of India for a one-year term.
In the first-ever election of the Guild’s office bearers, Mustafa defeated M D Nalapat of The Sunday Guardian, 87-51. The elections were held via Zoom, on Friday.
Previously, the Guild has chosen its office bearers by consensus.
The Journalist who broke the Jain Hawala tapes for Blitz and is now the editor of the magazine Hard News, Sanjay Kapoor, has been elected as General Secretary of the Guild.
He secured 90 votes, beating Smita Prakash of the news wire Asian News International (ANI) by 40 votes. Kapoor bagged 90 of the 140 votes polled and Prakash ended up with 50.
The Editor of The Caravan, Anant Nath, was elected treasurer, unopposed.
The trio replaces Shekhar Gupta of The Print, A.K. Bhattacharya of Business Standard, and Sheela Bhatt of ex-NewsX, respectively.