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I&B officials to meet news broadcasters on 10 December

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NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting officials will be meeting news broadcasters tomorrow in the afternoon to discuss the way the television media has covered the Mumbai terror attack.

Speaking to indiantelevision.com, a senior official of the I&B Ministry said, “We will be meeting representatives from the television news channels tomorrow to discuss about how the Mumbai terror attack was covered by them.”

Earlier the Ministry had issued issued advisories and an oral warning to the Indian Broadcasting Federation (IBF) expressing concern over some parts of the coverage. The MIB asked all the private news channels to exercise restraint while airing news related to Mumbai terror attacks and the subsequent developments.

The advisories were sent to the channels to ask them to be a bit more considerate in their coverage of the incident, despite all of them showing a lot responsibility.

The Ministry had issued show cause notices to India TV for airing a telephonic conversation with two terrorists involved in the terror attack and to Aaj Tak for creating public panic.

Meanwhile, the ministry is also working towards tightening laws governing cable television broadcast, for which it is planning to introduce changes in Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995.

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