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BCCC to issue two new advisories to broadcasters?

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MUMBAI: The Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC), a complaint redressal arm of the Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), is set to come out with two more advisories for the broadcasting fraternity, if it gets a thumbs up from the board.

The advisories are ready and the board will meet on 27 March to decide on the issue.

The 13 member board, headed by Justice (Retd) Mukul Mudgal, will meet to discuss the advisories. They are related to: depiction of people with disabilities in programmes and wrong depiction of national emblem, national anthem and national flag.

“The advisories have already been framed and needs approval from the council. We are meeting tomorrow to discuss on the issue and if approved, the broadcasters will be issued two advisories pertaining to the matter,” informs BCCC secretary general Ashish Sinha.

The BCCC so far has issued 10 advisories to the broadcasters. These include: Advisory against showing acid attacks on television, advisory on telecast of content sensitive to minorities, advisory on telecast of content on cartoon/ children's channels, advisory on comedy shows, advisory on sexualisation of children, advisory on health and safety of children, advisory on depiction of animals/wildlife in television programmes, advisory on award functions, advisory on participation of children in TV reality shows and advisory on portrayal of women in TV programmes. 

Apart from this, the board will also discuss the complaints registered against the content of television shows registered for the month.

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