INMA South Asia Elects Bharat Gupta as President


BharatBharat Gupta, CEO of Jagran New Media, has been chosen as the new regional president for the South Asian Division of The International News Media Association (INMA), taking over from the previous president, Praveen Someshwar of HT Media. Jagran New Media is the digital subsidiary of Jagran Prakashan, involved in print, radio, outdoor, and digital businesses. This transition in leadership occurred as part of INMA's recent election held during its annual business meeting, where new officers and regional directors were selected for the International board.

Commenting on his new role, Bharat expressed, "I aim to prioritize the expansion of digital news media companies, focusing on their scale, influence, and sustainability. A key aspect of my vision involves establishing a collaborative platform for ideation, collaboration, and innovation. I particularly emphasize fostering Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity to instigate transformative change across the media landscape".

Possessing extensive experience in the media industry, Bharat will shape the forward-looking strategy for the South Asia Division, overseeing all operations and upholding INMA's fundamental values of sustainable journalism, success, innovation, and continuous learning. Prior to assuming the role of president, he played a crucial role as the vice president of INMA South Asian Division.

Furthermore, Bharat holds positions as a governing council member and co-chair at the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI), a founding member of the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA), executive president of the Misinformation Combat Alliance, a board member of the International Fact Check Network (IFCN), an advisory board member of FT Strategies in London, a member of the Google Global News Advisory Group and YouTube Global News Advisory Group, and the founding member and president of the Misinformation Combat Alliance (MCA).

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