Regulators

Government to look at law for preventing attacks on press

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/regulators-images/2014/06/08/java.jpg?itok=09ZxZYJu

MUMBAI:Prakash Javadekar has been making a lot of appearances since he took over as the new Information and Broadcasting Minister. For a man who is aiming to be a media-friendly rather than a media-shy I&B Minister,  Javadekar took the centrestage at the Red Ink Awards held in Mumbai on 7 June, to send across a message from the government to the media fraternity.

He started off by stating that the essence of democracy is the freedom of press and the Modi government is fully committed to the full freedom of media and it is their cardinal principle. While he questioned whether press meant owners, editors, the journalists or the readers and viewers, he also reminded the media that “society expects accuracy, balance and fairness from the media.”

According to Javadekar, self-regulation is better than censorship. “I don’t like the word regulation. It should be self-restraint. Media needs to think whether it will play only what the public is interested in viewing or if it will also play what is in the public’s interest,” he said.

Attacks on the press are not unknown of and Javadekar in his speech did not fail to acknowledge it. “This needs to be prevented. We will surely see if there is a possibility of a central law for prevention of attacks on press,” he stated.

Expectations from the new Minister are high and he is in no hurry to come up with a game plan on the various issues. “There are many issues pending such as foreign direct investment in media, FM news, social media, digital media, digitisation etc. These are issues we will talk to all the stakeholders and then come to a consensus. We don’t want to thrust some decision on the whole sector but evolve it by consensus.”

He also stated that both the  print and the electronic media will flourish in the upcoming years. 

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/25/Shaktikanta-Das.jpg?itok=qM-bfqgC
Govt defers Datawind & Vodafone FDI proposals

The Government has rejected a proposal by Limpkin Telecom Private Limited to bring in 100% foreign investment by Jorden Elizabeth, a UK citizen.

Regulators I&B Ministry
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/25/Govt.jpg?itok=HGqdWFL3
Govt admits centralised content monitoring of TV and Radio 'non-workable'

NEW DELHI: A Parliamentary Committee has said that it is “unable to comprehend whether the proposal of centralized content monitoring of television and radio is really a non-workable proposition as claimed by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry” or because it failed to get tenders.

Regulators I&B Ministry
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/24/mh%20%281%29_0.jpg?itok=ajUT0rOB
Hearing of Star - TRAI case begins before MHC chief justice

The case by Star India and Vijay TV challenging the jurisdiction of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India on the plea that content did not come in the regulator’s ambit commenced today in a bench headed by Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee.

Regulators High Court
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/24/big-fm%20%281%29.jpg?itok=_pZCkmDS
Big FM appoints Dheeraj Goel & Rahul Saini, promotes Divya singh as national sales head

Big FM has strengthened its core leadership team as it enters a new financial year, triggering a fresh era of growth for the company.

Regulators I&B Ministry
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/24/abp%20and%20time%20now.jpg?itok=2hkmF0rw
EC finds Times Now & ABP News violating MCD poll rules, explanation sought

Two television news channels – ABP News and Times Now – have been asked by the Delhi State Election Commission to explain telecast of survey results ahead of the polls for the Municipal Corporation of Delhi held on Sunday.

Regulators I&B Ministry
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/21/TRAI1.jpg?itok=NLLDeHFW
TRAI to begin groundwork on next spectrum auction, TSPs not too keen yet

Although the Telecom Regulatory Authority will work on the request received from the Department of Telecom for suggesting at a reserve price for 5G spectrum, it is unlikely that the auction would take place over the next six months.

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/21/madaras-high-court%20%281%29.jpg?itok=tKKlp6bz
Chief Justice of MHC to hear Star India case against TRAI under Copyright Act

The case by Star India and Vijay TV challenging the jurisdiction of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India in the matter of tariff orders, which has taken surprising turns with three judges recusing themselves from the hearings, Is now coming up anew for hearing before the Chief Justice Sanjay...

Regulators TRAI
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/21/mukesh%20%281%29.jpg?itok=z-_NQKae
Jio freebies: TDSAT puts off Airtel-Idea hearing to May

The Telecom Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal has put off to early next month the petitions by Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular challenging the decision of the Telecom Regulatory

Regulators TDSAT
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/04/20/TDSAT1.jpg?itok=GGLBspy8
SPN India-SITI Networks dispute: TDSAT directs SITI to sign SPN RIO agreement (updated)

MUMBAI: In a dispute between cable TV MSO SITI Networks and Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) India, the Telecom Disputes Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) has ruled that the former should sign the existing reference interconnect Offer (RIO) of the latter.

Regulators TDSAT

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories