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The draft bill that I&B ministry has uploaded online for comments and suggestions has also removed provisions of prosecution for publishers.
Press Council secretary says controversial application in SC that supported the media restrictions and communications blackout in J&K ‘stands as it is’.
Guild says it’s “gravely concerned” that PCI instead of speaking up for press freedom is arguing for media clampdown in name of national interest.
PCI chair C.K. Prasad has moved Supreme Court with a plea to intervene in a petition challenging communication curbs in J&K.
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The Press Council of India has supported the restrictions on communication imposed by the Narendra Modi government in Jammu and Kashmir.
In its application, the PCI has justified the communication blockade saying that due to security concerns, there can be reasonable restrictions on the media.
Social media giant is considering to provide a window or button that will flag violation of election laws.
EC move comes weeks after Delhi High Court held that the poll panel can’t regulate content of media articles.
BBC’s Nik Gowing talks about global trend of media crackdown; ThePrint’s Shekhar Gupta says media regulation talk comes up only when ruling party is in trouble.
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