Sunday, 22 July, 2018

Topic: Paid news

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Election Commission seeks Fali Nariman’s advice on fighting paid news menace

EC move comes weeks after Delhi High Court held that the poll panel can’t regulate content of media articles.
A pile of newspapers.

Cobrapost sting: Editors Guild of India urges media houses to explain position to readers

Editorial freedoms must be fully respected; paid news, even a suggestion of it, is ruinous for the media’s image, the Guild says in a statement.

Media houses should explain position on Cobrapost sting: Editors Guild

The Guild has also said that the media is under attack and urged the government to show a much greater sense of urgency to provide protection to journalists who are under threat.

Paid news sets alarm bells ringing in Gujarat again, EC probing 400 cases

Gujarat saw 414 cases of paid news during the 2012 assembly election campaign, and even five years later, the EC is struggling to combat the problem.

Paid news: Court to hear Madhya Pradesh minister’s case soon, EC moving next on Madhu Koda case

The verdict in Narottam Mishra’s case could be critical to how the menace will henceforth be dealt with in the country Anubhuti Vishnoi