Saturday, 25 June, 2022
TopicPaid news

Topic: Paid news

Make paid news electoral offence, create legal options to counter fake news: IT panel to govt

The standing committee on IT has unanimously adopted its report on Ethical Standards in Media. The report will be tabled in the winter session of the Parliament.

Don’t publish election surveys without verification — PCI issues new advisory for newspapers

New guideline part of PCI’s updated Norms of Journalistic Conduct, edition 2020, which was uploaded to media watchdog’s website Friday. Also includes advisory on Covid reporting.

Modi govt plans media policy to ensure people get its message right

The draft policy, which awaits clearance by I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar, focuses on ensuring a multimedia approach to the message put out by govt. 

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.

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

On Camera

YourTurn

Bucket hat meet feather boa Photographer: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America

1990s house music and fashion are back — unfortunately, so is a 1970s economy

It may be fear of recession that’s driving today’s obsession with all things early ‘90s. The period was characterised by a dismal economy and large-scale unemployment.
Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai | Bloomberg File Photo

Three charts show trouble for Indian stocks and why its unlikely to end anytime soon

The S&P BSE Sensex Index has fallen more than 15% from its October high, nearing the 20% loss that denotes a bear market.

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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