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Monday, December 1, 2014

Doordarshan officials blame gaffes on ‘adhocism’

  
By Vasudha Venugopal, ET Bureau | 1 Dec, 2014, 04.00AM IST

NEW DELHI: With a video of a Doordarshan anchor making several gaffes at the Goa film festival going viral on social media, barely two months after another anchor used a roman numeral to address the Chinese President Xi Jinping, the public broadcaster seems to be making news for all the wrong reasons. 

But even as media watchers point out that DD anchors have made at least four major mistakes on air in the past five months, officials blame the lapses on the growing dependence on "casual reporters" for reading news and anchoring programmes since vacancies have not been filled in the organisation for the past two decades. 

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