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OTT platforms in India reach around 40 million customers and make up a market worth around Rs.3000 crore.(MINT_PRINT)

Laws for self-regulation of news, OTT platforms on anvil

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 04:00 AM IST
According to government officials familiar with the matter, the issue of self-regulation in digital media was taken up at the highest levels this month and ministry of Information and Broadcasting has decided to frame an overarching statute under which digital media can regulate itself.
Presently, the Press Council of India looks at regulatory issues related to print while the News Broadcasters Standards Authority (NBSA) looks at the regulatory aspects related to the electronic media. (Representative image)
Presently, the Press Council of India looks at regulatory issues related to print while the News Broadcasters Standards Authority (NBSA) looks at the regulatory aspects related to the electronic media. (Representative image)

‘Form self-regulatory bodies’: I&B ministry to digital platforms

HIndustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 11:33 PM IST
The ministry also said that similar to self-regulating bodies in print and electronic media, entities in digital media can form self-regulating bodies for furthering their interests and interaction with the government.
The Union Information and Broadcasting ministry is planning to bring in a legislation that will make it mandatory for news websites to get themselves registered with the Registrar of Newspapers of India(Reuters (Representative Image))
The Union Information and Broadcasting ministry is planning to bring in a legislation that will make it mandatory for news websites to get themselves registered with the Registrar of Newspapers of India(Reuters (Representative Image))

I&B plans law to register news websites with RNI

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 02:15 AM IST
The Press Registrar General would empowered to obtain annual statements from a printer and a periodical to verify the circulation figures and also to revise, revoke or suspend registration of a periodical.
Participants at a recent event held as part of ‘D-Well’ initiative by IIT Madras Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell).(Handout image)
Participants at a recent event held as part of ‘D-Well’ initiative by IIT Madras Entrepreneurship Cell (E-Cell).(Handout image)

IIT Madras launches initiative ‘D-Well’ to leverage Digital Media for businesses

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 12:04 PM IST
It is also intended to create awareness among the public about the opportunities in and beyond the digital screen and also to make the screen time qualitative
The Union Cabinet has approved 26% foreign direct investment (FDI) in digital media.(Mint file)
The Union Cabinet has approved 26% foreign direct investment (FDI) in digital media.(Mint file)

26% FDI in digital media restrictive, say industry experts

livemint, New Delhi | By Lata Jha
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 03:03 PM IST
The government had earlier approved 26% FDI in print media and 49% for news channels. According to experts, until now there has been no clarity on FDI in digital media and there may be many with 100% foreign investment.
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