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Malicious reporting on SSR case: HC directs digital media to follow PCI rules

The court accepted the contentions that certain news channels violated the programme code while reporting the death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, and their acts were punishable under the Contempt of Court Act. HC, however, refrained from taking suo motu action and left it to the authorities.
The Bombay high court also said until there is a mechanism to regulate electronic media, TV channels should follow PCI guidelines on reporting on suicides, and sensitive cases.
The Bombay high court also said until there is a mechanism to regulate electronic media, TV channels should follow PCI guidelines on reporting on suicides, and sensitive cases.
Updated on Jan 19, 2021 07:18 AM IST
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By K A Y Dodhiya, Mumbai

PCI asks newspapers to publish foreign content after due verification

PCI is an autonomous, statutory, quasi-judicial body that was set up in 1966 for the preservation of press freedom, and to establish a code of conduct for newspapers and news agencies and journalists
The Press Council of India on Wednesday issued an advisory to media houses to print foreign extracts in Indian newspapers “with due verification”, and that the onus for publishing the content lay with the publication(Twitter)
The Press Council of India on Wednesday issued an advisory to media houses to print foreign extracts in Indian newspapers “with due verification”, and that the onus for publishing the content lay with the publication(Twitter)
Updated on Feb 20, 2021 07:54 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Media persons played important role in educating people, mitigating impact of Covid-19: Kovind

In his written message on the occasion of the National Press Day, the president also appreciated the Press Council of India (PCI), which regulates the print media, for safeguarding the independence of the press.
The president said the theme of this year’s National Press Day celebration deals with the most serious crisis facing the world and India.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The president said the theme of this year’s National Press Day celebration deals with the most serious crisis facing the world and India.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Nov 16, 2020 01:58 PM IST
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‘Modi govt strongly opposes those who throttle freedom of press’, tweets Amit Shah

The National Press Day is observed annually on November 16 to mark the day when the Press Council of India was instituted in 1966.
Amit Shah said that the Centre strongly opposes those who try to throttle the media.(PTI Photo)
Amit Shah said that the Centre strongly opposes those who try to throttle the media.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Nov 16, 2020 01:41 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh

IT panel takes up TRP issue, says it’s ‘easily manipulated’

Press Council of India (PCI) chairman Justice CK Prasad, information and broadcasting ministry secretary Amit Khare and other senior officials briefed the panel on the issue amid a controversy that certain news channels have manipulated the TRPs.
The panel led by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor unanimously agreed that the TRP is not a robust method to measure viewership.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)
The panel led by Congress leader Shashi Tharoor unanimously agreed that the TRP is not a robust method to measure viewership.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo)
Updated on Oct 16, 2020 05:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj

Sudarshan News gets notice from Centre for airing show

Solicitor general Tushar Mehta informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday about the notice during the hearing on a public interest litigation that sought restraint to be placed on the show, titled Bindas Bol, whose telecast was blocked by the top court with six episodes remaining to be telecast.
The bench, also comprising justices Indu Malhotra and KM Joseph, reminded the Centre that the notice had been issued only after the court stayed the airing of the show.
The bench, also comprising justices Indu Malhotra and KM Joseph, reminded the Centre that the notice had been issued only after the court stayed the airing of the show.
Published on Sep 24, 2020 01:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas

Rakul Preet Singh moves HC alleging a ‘media trial’, court issues notice

Actor Rakul Preet Singh has moved the Delhi High Court after reports that she was named by Rhea Chakraborty in a drug case related to Sushant Singh Rajput’s death.
Rakul Preet Singh has been named in a drug case in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput death probe.
Rakul Preet Singh has been named in a drug case in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput death probe.
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 04:37 PM IST
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Delhi High Court issues notice to Centre, Prasar Bharati, NBA on plea by actor Rakul Preet Singh

The actor had moved court alleging media trial over reports she had been named by fellow actor Rhea Chakraborty as among those within Bollywood who consume drugs.
Actor Rakul Preet Singh spotted at Bandra in Mumbai on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Actor Rakul Preet Singh spotted at Bandra in Mumbai on Sunday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 12:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral

Press Council advises against publicity, advertisement of AYUSH’s claims on Covid-19

Healthcare professionals have raised concerns about claims of cure and prevention being made online and disseminated via social media platforms.
Researchers at the Microbiology Research Facility work with coronavirus samples as a trial begins to see whether malaria treatment hydroxychloroquine can prevent or reduce the severity of the coronavirus disease at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.(Reuters File Photo)
Researchers at the Microbiology Research Facility work with coronavirus samples as a trial begins to see whether malaria treatment hydroxychloroquine can prevent or reduce the severity of the coronavirus disease at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, US.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2020 11:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran

I&B plans law to register news websites with RNI

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.
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))
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 02:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

HT Gets National Award

The Press Council of India gave Mr Saurabh Duggal the National Award for Excellence in Journalism (sports category) for his story on the rugby girls of Saraswatipur in interior West Bengal.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 07, 2019 05:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Chhattisgarh drafts law to protect journalists

Aiming to provide protection to journalists, Chhattisgarh draft Protection of Media persons Act makes their harassment a cognizable but bailable offence, with a jail term of up to one year for violators.
Members of the committee that framed the draft said it also proposes the constitution of a media protection unit in every district. Image used for representational purpose.(Photo: AP)
Members of the committee that framed the draft said it also proposes the constitution of a media protection unit in every district. Image used for representational purpose.(Photo: AP)
Updated on Oct 23, 2019 03:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra

Press council adopts norms over covering suicide, mental illness

Apart from the Mental Healthcare Act, 2017, the World Health Organization (WHO) also has guidelines on reporting of suicide cases and presentation of reports.
The Press Council of India has adopted norms for reporting on issues pertaining to mental illness and suicide. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Press Council of India has adopted norms for reporting on issues pertaining to mental illness and suicide. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 12:18 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul

Press Council appoints fact-finding team to probe railway cops thrashing UP scribe

The information and broadcasting ministry has also sought a report on the incident, which was caught on camera.
In a purported video of the incident, GRP’s Shamli station house officer (SHO) Rakesh Kumar Upadhyay and constable Sanjay Pawar, dressed in plain clothes, can be seen repeatedly slapping and punching Amit Sharma. (Photo: Screengrab/ANI)
In a purported video of the incident, GRP’s Shamli station house officer (SHO) Rakesh Kumar Upadhyay and constable Sanjay Pawar, dressed in plain clothes, can be seen repeatedly slapping and punching Amit Sharma. (Photo: Screengrab/ANI)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 07:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran

I&B ministry tells television channels to use term Scheduled Castes, not Dalits

The advisory has so far been issued to private TV channels alone. It was unclear whether newspapers and magazines will also have to consider following the guideline in the future.
The Bombay high court had in June asked the ministry of information and broadcasting to consider asking the media to stop using ‘Dalit’.(File Photo)
The Bombay high court had in June asked the ministry of information and broadcasting to consider asking the media to stop using ‘Dalit’.(File Photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2018 11:26 PM IST
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Ministry of information and broadcasting panel to be replaced soon

The committee on national in-vestment in critical national infrastructure and digital broadcast sting by MeitY will also be tasked with drafting the proposed regulations for online content
New Delhi: Union MoS Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore addresses at the opening ceremony of the European Union Film Festival 2018, in New Delhi on June 18, 2018.(IANS File Photo)
New Delhi: Union MoS Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore addresses at the opening ceremony of the European Union Film Festival 2018, in New Delhi on June 18, 2018.(IANS File Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2018 07:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramchandran

Press Council to take a call on whether media can use the word Dalit: Ministry

The Bombay high court had last week asked the ministry to consider issuing a direction to the media to stop using the word ‘Dalit’.
An official of the Press Council of India said the issue of identifying castes or religion has already been defined in the norms of journalistic conduct issued in August 1996.(Screengrab)
An official of the Press Council of India said the issue of identifying castes or religion has already been defined in the norms of journalistic conduct issued in August 1996.(Screengrab)
Published on Jun 13, 2018 08:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran

Media firms write to PM on Press Council of India issue

They have said the PM should instruct the information and broadcasting minister to include representatives of journalists unions /associations in the Central Press Accreditation Committee.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 11:31 PM IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

I&B Ministry sets up committee to regulate online content

Currently, there are no guidelines for regulation of websites and online content.
Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smriti Irani(PTI File Photo)
Union Minister for Textiles and Information & Broadcasting Smriti Irani(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2018 05:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

J-K ministers dismiss reports of stone-pelting on tourists as ‘fake news’

Asking the media to report the ground situation responsibly with proper facts, state tourism minister Tassaduq Hussain Mufti said incorrect news can affect floe of tourists to Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir tourism minister Tasaduq Mufti addresses a press conference in Srinagar.(PTI File Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir tourism minister Tasaduq Mufti addresses a press conference in Srinagar.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Apr 04, 2018 09:49 AM IST
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Press Trust of India, Jammu/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent

Fake news norms would have opened door for frivolous complaints: Editors Guild

The Guild said that ‘fake news’ is a process that cannot be left to governments to initiate action when, on many occasions, the governments and the parties in power are charged with propagating fake news themselves.
The statement came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ordered the information and broadcasting ministry to cancel its contentious guidelines on fake news, after the ministry’s move attracted widespread criticism.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The statement came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday ordered the information and broadcasting ministry to cancel its contentious guidelines on fake news, after the ministry’s move attracted widespread criticism.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 11:33 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Nothing wrong if govt intends to check fake news, says Press Council of India

The Press Council of India says no prudent person should or can justify the dissemination of fake news.
The Press Council of India said fake news means news, story, information, data and reports which are wholly or partly false.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Press Council of India said fake news means news, story, information, data and reports which are wholly or partly false.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 11:31 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

VHP dubs govt’s release on fake news ‘undeclared emergency’

VHP leader Pravin Togadia said agreeing or disagreeing with a media story was up to an individual, but choking the media was unacceptable.
VHP leader Pravin Togadia(HT File Photo)
VHP leader Pravin Togadia(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 02:31 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Smriti Irani climbs down on fake news order as PM Modi steps in after outcry

Smriti Irani’s ministry had said journalists found guilty of writing or broadcasting “fake news” will have their accreditation withdrawn for a limited period or permanently, depending on the frequency of violations.
Union information and broadcasting minister Smriti Irani(PTI File Photo)
Union information and broadcasting minister Smriti Irani(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2018 09:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji & Smriti Kak Ramachandran

Journalists found guilty of writing fake news will lose accreditation

The minister said a line of ethics and a code of conduct had to be put in place to ensure that customers do not get affected by vested views in news, broadcasting and advertorial content.
The efforts come even as governments around the world are figuring out ways to tackle fake news, especially in digital media.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The efforts come even as governments around the world are figuring out ways to tackle fake news, especially in digital media.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 04:33 PM IST
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