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Firstpost is an Indian news and media website. The site is a part of the Network 18 media conglomerate owned by Reliance Industries, which also runs CNN-News18 and CNBC-TV18.[1]

Firstpost
Firstpost logo.jpg
Parent companyNetwork 18
Headquarters locationMumbai
Official websitewww.firstpost.com

The Network 18 group was originally owned by Raghav Bahl. In January 2012, the group received an investment from Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) through a rights issue of up to 2,700 crore.[2]

HistoryEdit

In May 2013, the news group was merged with the Indian edition of Forbes whose four top editorial heads including editor in chief Indrajit Gupta were dismissed.[3][4] The event led to a media furore.[5]

As of July 2017, BV Rao is the Editor of Firstpost in Mumbai, while Sanjay Singh is the Deputy Executive Editor in Delhi and Jaideep Giridhar is the Deputy Executive Editor.[citation needed][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "About Network 18". Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Reliance enters media by opening pursestrings for Network18". The Indian Express. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  3. ^ "'Forbes India' editors sacked for demanding stock ownership". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  4. ^ "Why Forbes' editors in India were sacked". Rediff Business. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
  5. ^ "No country for good journalists?". Business Standard. 2013-11-16. Retrieved 2014-02-20.
  6. ^ "About Firstpost - Firstpost". Firstpost. Retrieved 2018-08-31.

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