Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicMinistry of Information and Broadcasting

Topic: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Prasar Bharati income nearly halved in 3 yrs over govt ad cut, pro bono campaigns: MPs’ panel

The Parliamentary panel says Prasar Bharati needs to make more efforts to monetise content available with the organisation in order to generate revenues.

Rule on blocking content has been around since 2009, govt defends digital media guidelines

The government on Thursday had said a 'code of ethics' and three-tier grievance redressal mechanism would be applicable for news publishers, OTT platforms and digital media.

OTT players fear representation void in self-regulatory panel, govt says industry will choose

The new rules for OTT and digital media do not explicitly earmark their representation in self-regulatory bodies. They say this leaves a void in regulation.

Modi govt’s new IT rules don’t empower consumers, but expand State power over online content

The new govt guidelines for online content are a mixed bag that meets some expectations, but fall short on others and reflect the lack of a consultative approach.

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.

Contemplating ‘some action’ on regulating OTT platforms, Centre tells SC

The plea filed by advocates Shashank Shekhar Jha and Apurva Arhatia sought a proper institution for the monitoring and management of content on OTT and digital media platforms.

Modi govt is considering a new law to oversee news on TV and digital platforms

There are currently no legislative provisions governing online news or OTT platforms, with self-regulation or industry oversight being the order of the day.

Cable TV code could be the model as Modi govt drafts guidelines for OTT content

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar said last month govt is going to bring out guidelines for OTT platforms in India, and that it has been receiving ‘a lot of complaints’.

I&B ministry allocated Rs 4,071 crore in Budget 2021-22, Rs 303 crore less than last fiscal

The allocation for public broadcaster Prasar Bharati has been reduced to Rs 2,640.11 crore from Rs 2,889.36 crore in 2020-21.

On Camera

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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