Malini Parthasarathy has resigned from the board of The Hindu Group Publishing, citing a narrowed scope for her efforts and a shrinking space for her editorial views.
She expressed her desire to revive the legacy of fair and unbiased reporting at The Hindu Group and free the narrative from ideological bias.
Parthasarathy served as the Executive Editor of The Hindu on two occasions. Her initial stint started as a newsroom leader was from 1996 to 2004, also as the Executive Editor. The second stint was from 2015 to 2016, during which she resigned due to overall dissatisfaction with her performance. Parthasarathy assumed the position of Chairperson of the Board in July 2020, succeeding N Ram.
An official statement from Parthsarathy read, “My term as Chairperson of The Hindu Group Publishing ends. However, I have also resigned from the Board of the THGPPL as I find the space and scope for my editorial views shrinking. My entire endeavour as Chairperson and Director, Editorial Strategy was to ensure that The Hindu Group revives its legacy of fair and unbiased reporting. Also my efforts were to free our narrative from entrenched ideological bias. Since I find the scope for my efforts has narrowed, I have decided to move on. I thank all my well-wishers and friends who have supported this challenging journey.”