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Tag: Press Council Of India

Press Council Of India Reiterates Demand To Include Journalists In 'COVID Warriors' Category
Press Council Of India Reiterates Demand To Include Journalists In 'COVID Warriors' Category

New Delhi: The Press Council of India on Thursday reiterated its recommendation to the Centre and state governments that journalists be included in the category of ‘COVID warriors’ and also…

PCI Condemns Attack On Journalists In Odisha, Punjab

New Delhi: The Press Council of India on Thursday sought comments from the governments of Punjab and Odisha in connection with reported attacks on journalists in these two states. The Press Council of India (PCI) said it has taken suo motu cognizance of alleged targeting of journalists during the COVID-19 lockdown period in both the […]

Fake News Bigger Menace Than Paid News: Javadekar

New Delhi: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday that fake news was a bigger menace than paid news and urged the media fraternity to introspect about ways to deal with it. Speaking at an event organised by the Press Council of India to observe National Press Day and confer National Awards for Excellence in […]

Editors Guild Slams PCI For 'Perversely Arguing' In Favour Of Media Clampdown In J-K

New Delhi: The Editors Guild on Tuesday hit out at the Press Council of India’s move to intervene in a case in the Supreme Court over the curbs on communication in Jammu and Kashmir, saying it is “gravely concerned” that the media watchdog is not only failing to speak up for press freedom but is […]

Ex-PCI chairman Markandey Katju condemns privilege notice to OTV MD

New Delhi: Former Chairman of Press Council of India and retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Markandey Katju today termed the move of the Privilege Committee of Odisha Assembly to summon Managing Director and Co-founder of Odisha Television Ltd, Jagi Mangat Panda, as ‘undemocratic’. “The leaders in Odisha are making a mountain out of a molehill. […]

Not possible to impose Emergency-like press censorship today: Jaitley

New Delhi: Rejecting the criticism that the government was curtailing free speech, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that it was not possible to impose Emergency-like restrictions on press freedom thanks to modern technology that provides multiple platforms to citizens to express their views. Speaking at an event on the occasion of the National […]

Media organisations question PCI reconstitution, seek government intervention

New Delhi: Expressing “grave” concern over flouting of procedure while reconstituting the 13th Press Council of India (PCI), various media associations on Saturday jointly demanded the government to intervene to restore the credibility of the organisation. Accusing the PCI Chairman of overlooking precedents and adopting a process to keep out certain media associations and candidates, […]

Journalist bodies flay Centre over fake news order

New Delhi: Several journalist associations on Tuesday attacked a central government order that threatened to take away the accreditation of journalists who were found propagating fake news. But following widespread criticism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered to withdraw the order earlier in the day. The order issued on Monday night said a journalist’s accreditation would […]

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PMO asks I&B Ministry to withdraw release on fake news

New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office today advised the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to withdraw its press release on fake news and said the decision on what amounts to fake news should be left to bodies such the Press Council of India, official sources said. The ministry is likely to withdraw its press release on […]

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PCI chief suggests social media should be brought under its purview

Bhubaneswar: Press Council of India (PCI) Chairman Justice CK Prasad visited Odisha to attend an editors’ meet here in city on Sunday. Speaking to media persons after the meeting Justice Prasad suggested bringing social media under the purview of PCI. “To call social media as a type of media would be inappropriate since it is […]