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Bombay HC stays provisions of new IT rules for digital media, says they violate freedom of speech

The court said adherence to clauses 9 (1) and 9 (3) of new IT rules was in breach of free speech under Article 19 of the Constitution and went beyond the scope of IT act itself.
The PTI office at Sansad Marg in New Delhi | Wikimedia Commons

PTI challenges new digital media rules in HC, says would bring in ‘era of surveillance & fear’

The news agency said the new rules for digital media will lead to violation of fundamental rights.
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Delhi HC refuses interim protection to The Wire, 2 other portals from coercive action

The court adjourned the pleas of The Wire, Quint Digital Media Ltd and Pravda Media Foundation challenging new IT Rules after Centre's plea to transfer them to the Supreme Court.

Delhi HC refuses to stay new IT rules seeking to regulate digital news media

According to the rules, social media and streaming companies will be required to take down contentious content, appoint grievance redressal officers and assist in investigations.
A viewer chooses from available OTT content | Representative Image | Mohhamed Hassan | Pixabay

Around 1,460 news sites, 40 OTTs submit company details to Modi govt under new IT rules

I&B ministry had issued a public notice on 26 May as a first step towards implementing the new IT guidelines. Companies were given 15 days to comply.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government completes two years of its second term on 30 May | Photo: ANI

Wanted for I&B ministry: Pvt companies to execute media campaigns & events for Modi govt

BECIL, a PSU under the I&B ministry, has invited bids from private firms who could be hired by the government as and when needed to plan and run specific campaigns.

How Surkhab TV, one of India’s first digital regional news channels, earned people’s respect

Surkhab TV, one of the earliest digital news channels on YouTube, provides news and current affairs from the Punjab region.
Representational image of a television streaming player menu screen featuring OTT platforms Netflix, Amazon Prime Video | Photo: Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg

Modi govt seeks details from Netflix, Amazon, news sites under new digital media rules

I&B ministry issues notice with 3 separate forms — for print/TV outlets with digital arms, digital-only news portals, and OTT platforms. Info has to be filed in 15 days.
Pakistani media channels film a press conference (representational image) | Warrick Page/Getty Images

Paid news not recent concept, Bihar saw it 35 years ago. But Germany, China, US started it

In ‘Power, Press and Politics’, Alok Mehta gives us an insider account of the workings of the Indian media — both print and electronic.
IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar release the new rules for digital media, OTT & social media platforms at a press conference in New Delhi on 25 February 2021 | ANI

News portals challenge new Modi govt rules for digital media, say it’s beyond scope of IT Act

The petition challenges the new rules as being ‘beyond the powers’ of the Information Technology Act 2000, under which they were issued.
Farmers sort their onion crop | Representational image: ANI

India can’t afford a hurried resolution on MSP demand. It can cause chaos, long-term damage

A guaranteed MSP can be a procurement scheme, a price deficiency payment option, or a combination of both. What could be the implications for govt and the market?
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.