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I&B ministry proposes bill to regulate digital media outlets

“The Press and Registration of Periodicals Bill, 2022, seeks to replace the Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act, 1867," the ministry said in a statement. 

As of now, the digital media is not regulated by the Union ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B), but can voluntarily register with the ministry as per the new IT rules introduced last year. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
As of now, the digital media is not regulated by the Union ministry of information and broadcasting (I&B), but can voluntarily register with the ministry as per the new IT rules introduced last year. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 16, 2022 12:52 PM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi

Centre announces merger of four film bodies

Four film bodies merged: The mandate of the films division that refers to the production of documentary will now lie solely with NFDC, with the profits accrued also going towards it, the government said in its order.

The ministry of information and broadcasting announced the merger of four film bodies on Wednesday. (PTI)
The ministry of information and broadcasting announced the merger of four film bodies on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Mar 31, 2022 01:15 PM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi

Day after Kerala HC upheld ban on MediaOne, order challenged in division bench

Madhyamam Boradcasting Limited, the Malayalam news channel's parent company, filed appeal against Tuesday's order by a single judge bench.

Malayalam news channel ‘MediaOne’ controlled by the Jamat-e-Islami, went off air on Monday noon. (TWITTER/@MediaOneTVLive.)
Malayalam news channel ‘MediaOne’ controlled by the Jamat-e-Islami, went off air on Monday noon. (TWITTER/@MediaOneTVLive.)
Published on Feb 09, 2022 12:42 PM IST
By, New Delhi

In heated meeting, India seeks strict action from Twitter, Facebook on fake news

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting officials strongly criticised Google, Facebook and Twitter and said their inaction on fake news was forcing the Indian government to order content takedowns, which in turn drew international criticism that authorities were suppressing free expression.

The meeting was a follow-up to the I&B ministry's use of
The meeting was a follow-up to the I&B ministry's use of "emergency powers" in December and January to order the blocking of 55 channels on Google's YouTube platform, and some Twitter and Facebook accounts.(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 02, 2022 04:10 PM IST
Reuters | , New Delhi

‘IAS rule change not Centre-state issue, it’s about country’s governance’

It cannot be a question of individual comfort when the governance of the country suffers, says Apurva Chandra, I&B secretary

The Union government has sought state government responses to the proposed amendments to IAS cadre rules by January 25. (Archive)
The Union government has sought state government responses to the proposed amendments to IAS cadre rules by January 25. (Archive)
Updated on Jan 25, 2022 02:56 AM IST
ByDeeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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