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Govt orders private TV channels to strictly follow terror attack coverage guidelines

The advisory comes in the wake of incidents in J&K

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MUMBAI: In the wake of the recent terror attacks in Jammu & Kashmir, the government has issued an advisory to private TV channels to adhere to the guidelines that are issued for the coverage of terror attacks.

A release from the Press Information Bureau asks channels to broadcast content that strictly adheres to the Programme and Advertising Code as prescribed in the Cable Television Networks (Regulations) Act, 1995 and its rules.

TV Channels are advised to be particularly cautious with regard to any content which:

(i)     is likely to encourage or incite violence or contains anything against maintenance of law and order or which promotes anti national attitudes: and /or

(ii)    contains anything affecting the integrity of the nation: and ensure that no such content is telecast which is violative of these Codes.

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