Guwahati: Leading digital media organizations from Northeast India have united to form the Northeast Association for Digital Communication and Media (NADCOM). The association, registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs as a not-for-profit Section 8 company, aims to amplify best practices, keeping ethics and standards of journalism in mind. The association’s values stand true with the values enshrined in the Constitution of India in its preamble.

The association is founded by leading news media portals of the region such as EastMojo, G Plus, InsideNE, Northeast Now, Time8 and The News Mill; Shillong-based The Northeast Today (TNT), Garo Hills-based Hub News and Gangtok-based The Sikkim Chronicle

In a general meeting held recently, Sujata Gurung Chowdhury (Northeast Now) was elected Chairperson of NADCOM for the year 2021-22. Afrida Hussain (InsideNE) and Jayanta Deka (The News Mill) were elected Director and General Secretary, respectively.

Internal Ethics Committee

An internal ethics committee was formed by the association for self-regulation of its member organizations. As per the guidelines of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, this committee must provide a mechanism for the general public to raise a grievance arising from the content published by the member organizations. 

Justice B K Sharma, Judge (retd.), Gauhati High Court; Mr. John S Shilshi, Retd. IPS officer of Manipur Cadre and Advocate Jorgay Namka, President, Bar Association, High Court of Sikkim will be the members of this committee.

The Internal Ethics Committee will also ensure that members of NADCOM take steps for compliance with Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.

Website launch

NADCOM further aims to highlight their vision and mission through their website which will also act as the sole point for membership application open for all digital media organizations working in the Northeast region. 

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