Noting that media freedom entails responsibility, Union information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said the government would protect freedom of the press.
"Press freedom is very important. But freedom has not come for free. Therefore, freedom entails responsibility. So, it has to be a responsible freedom.. so those who enjoy freedom must also behave responsibly. But, if they are responsible freedom, media, we are bound to protect them and we will do our duty," he told reporters in Hyderabad.
Asked about the comments of Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on media, he said, "I have already given (my comment) yesterday."
Replying to a query about some Telugu channels being blacked out in Telangana, which was also discussed in Rajya Sabha, Javadekar said, "The government would do whatever is duly and legally possible. You will know what we are doing." The minister has received representations on the issue.