Thursday, 30 June, 2022
TopicDigital Media

Topic: Digital Media

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.

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.

The meaning of govt’s new IT rules for OTT, digital media & the serious concerns they raise

In episode 693 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta calls the new IT rules for OTT and digital media a 'government takeover of journalism and free speech'.

India has barely exited recession. Boost vaccination programme to better GDP

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Channels debate new digital and social media guidelines, NewsNation worries about PFI

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

This is how Modi govt’s new rules will regulate digital media and OTT content

The rules borrow heavily from the existing regulations and structure governing the television media, including content codes and grievance redressal structure. 

Modi govt announces tough, new rules to regulate social media, OTT platforms & digital news

Digital news, OTT platforms are required to follow broad content guidelines meant for TV & print media, while social media platforms should set up redressal systems for complaints.

Modi govt’s plan to regulate digital media can hobble a growing industry if not done well

Until now, government's regulation of Indians' viewing habit and preferences applied to film and TV, with concerns focussed on national security. Digital streaming is uncharted territory.

India’s FDI rules for digital media begs one question — do we benefit from fewer news outlets?

Due to this new FDI policy, India will see international investments directed towards entertainment websites rather than those that provide news.

Modi govt asks digital news sites to give ownership details in a month, meet FDI cap in 2021

FDI cap for digital news media is 26%. I&B ministry notice comes days after it brought such sites & platforms like Netflix & Hotstar under its jurisdiction.

On Camera

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Biden calls on Congress to suspend gas tax for three months

Will US craft a new oil compact with Saudi Arabia? Joe Biden may have to eat his own words

Like many, India will be anxiously watching the US-Saudi Arabia summit in Jeddah—knowing its fate is tied to the decisions King Salman and Joe Biden make.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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