Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicDigital Media

Topic: Digital Media

Monopoly, ‘unfair control of Google & FB’, fake news: TRAI flags challenges for digital media

TRAI's consultation paper states media has changed, not just in terms of consumption but also ownership. It suggests a regulatory body to check market monopoly.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

On Camera

YourTurn

US President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on 16 August 2021. Biden defended his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan | Samuel Corum | Bloomberg

US blames failure to shut Pakistan border for Afghan defeat. India, please take note

The US could have used its coercive resources to compel Pakistan to shut down the Taliban’s transborder sanctuaries. It chose not to—costing its victory.
Vendors at a store selling edible oils at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad, India| Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt to allow duty-free import of soybean, sunflower oil, cool surging prices

The government will permit purchases of 2 million tons each of the two vegetable oils per annum this fiscal year and the next, according to a notification by the finance ministry.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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