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Bachchan 'touched' by media's self restraint
Broadcast Editors Association (BEA) has issued a 10-point advisory for responsible coverage of the event.
New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is touched by media's self-imposed restraint on covering his daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai's upcoming delivery.
The actress is due to give birth mid-November and the Broadcast Editors Association (BEA) has issued a 10-point advisory for responsible coverage of the development.
"I am also most touched by the decision taken by the electronic media on the coverage issue for Aishwarya's delivery... humbled!!" Bachchan wrote on Twitter.
Among the directions that the BEA has issued are that there would be no pre-coverage of the event. The story of the birth would be run only after official announcement and would not be run on the Breaking News band.
No Outdoor Broadcast vans would be stationed outside the hospital or other venues and TV channels would only go for photo-ops if invited