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CNN-News18 launches Town Hall

June 16, 2022

CNN-News18, India’s English general news channel, is all set to host the inaugural session of ‘Town Hall,’ an on-ground event where top policy makers, opinion leaders and prominent voices will engage in meaningful conversations with India’s most trusted news team.

The ‘CNN-News18 Town Hall’ will decode the most relevant and topical issues that are shaping India. It will be an extension of the brand’s journalism, producing thoughtful, news-making changes that is not heard anywhere else.

The first in the series of CNN-News18 Town Halls, to be held on June 18, 2022, will analyze the 8 years of Modi Government and how the governance paradigm has shifted in the country.

Union Ministers Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister, Smriti Irani, Minister for Women & Child Development and Anurag Thakur, Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Youth Affairs & Sports will take questions from Zakka Jacob, CNN-News18, Managing Editor and other top anchors of the channel.

Commenting on the launch of the Town Hall, Zakka Jacob, Managing Editor, CNN-News18, said “Town Halls will feature objective analysis and the free exchange of ideas while discussing the agenda, giving our viewers an unrivalled and unbiased perspective. These Town Hall events will be held every quarter, allowing the channel to focus on quality conversations and building a unique platform to engage with its audiences on ground. Town Hall will position CNN-News18 as a thought leader among its peers and a forerunner in the knowledge economy.”

Smriti Mehra, CEO, Business News, Network18 Group, said “CNN-News18 is always known for keeping news over noise, based on the channel’s philosophy Town Halls will bring the most balanced and analytical viewpoints on the agenda for the day. With Town Halls, CNN-News18 aims to deliver result-oriented conversations helping audiences in becoming more informed and having a fresher perspective on issues impacting them, the society and country at large”.

Apart from the country’s top political leaders, the Town Hall’s guest list will be exclusive, including top industrialists, CEOs, Founders, and so on. ‘CNN-News18 Town Hall’ over the course of the next few months will keep travelling to other prominent parts of the country.

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