Regulators

Govt sets up COVID-19 Fact Check Unit to counter fake news

It will release a daily bulletin at 8 pm every day

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2020/04/02/PIB.jpg?itok=dzQIa9If

MUMBAI: In the wake of influx of misinformation that the government says is being spread through social media, the press information bureau of the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has set up a portal, COVID-19 Fact Check Unit, which will be operational from morning of 2 April to receive messages by email and send its response in quick time.

PIB will release a daily bulletin at 8 pm every day to inform government decisions, developments and progress on COVID-19. The first bulletin was released on Wednesday at 6.30 pm.

The bulletin has been established after the supreme court gave a directive on controlling fake news during the pandemic. One of the reasons for the mass migration of labourers was a rumour that the lockdown would continue for more than three months.

The solicitor general of the government said that an official bulletin would be published via all media avenues, including social media; other media outlets should use only the official data. The apex court clarified that although it won't interfere with free discussion, the media should refer to the official version of the developments.

The ministry of health has set up a technical group consisting of professionals from AIIMs, etc., to clarify any doubts in the minds of the general public on any technical aspect of COVID-19.

The cabinet secretary has written to all the state governments informing them of the constitution of 11 empowered groups under the Disaster Management Act with clear-cut mandate to decide on various aspects of management of COVID-19, with a request to develop a similar mechanism at the state level.

Moreover, the health department has issued detailed guidelines to deal with psychological issues amongst migrants. State governments have been requested to engage volunteers to supervise the welfare activities of the migrants. 

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/18/tan.jpg?itok=XTnruST1
Amazon Prime Video’s Tandav makers get I&B ministry summons?

It began with a bunch of trollers on social media fretting that the latest and much touted digital original from Amazon Prime Video Tandav had treated Hindu deity Shiva poorly in a scene a couple of days ago.

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/12/mib.jpg?itok=3PdToCzP
Committee on TRP measurement submits report to MIB

NEW DELHI: The committee formed by the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) to review TV viewership and measurement, led by Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar Vempati, has shared its report today. The information was shared by minister of information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar in a...

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/12/tv.jpg?itok=ZJ3cooU1
Draft National Broadcasting Policy ready for consultation

A bid to showcase Brand India to the world, more FDI, push for indigenous manufacturing of consumer premises equipment, and self-regulation – these are key propositions of the draft National Broadcasting Policy (NBP), which the government has proposed for the growth of India’s broadcasting sector.

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/01/11/shashi-shekhar-vempati.jpg?itok=70dhqj1M
NBP draft ready for consultation with Prasar Bharati CEO

A fresh broadcasting policy in India, that’s up to speed on the dynamic industry developments, has been on the cards for a long time now. Last month, the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) intimated that work on the National Broadcast Policy (NBP) was in full swing.

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/31/w.jpg?itok=aZZEbLk1
Old controversy, new chaos: The TRP scam and all that jazz

The broadcasting industry had already been reeling under the impact of the Covid2019 pandemic when the Mumbai police came down on it, hard. On 8 October 2020, Mumbai police commissioner Param Bir Singh addressed a press conference about its investigation into an alleged scam involving the...

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/24/nfdc.jpg?itok=BEQVAmp-
Cabinet approves merger of four film units with NFDC

The government has given its nod to the merger of four of its film media units with the national film development corporation (NFDC).

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/23/dth.jpg?itok=iyFF5whh
DTH license to be issued for 20 years, 100% FDI allowed in the sector

KOLKATA: The ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) announced major key decisions for the direct-to-home (DTH) segment on Wednesday. The cabinet has revised guidelines for providing DTH service in India as well as licensing norms. I&B minister Prakash Javadekar stated in a briefing that...

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/07/trai.jpg?itok=xJDW7MPM
TRAI publishes consultation paper on platform service of DPOs

Along with re-transmitting TV channels, the distribution platform operators (DPOs) provide certain programming services which are specific to their platforms.

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2020/12/05/mib.jpg?itok=FvvssQr7
MIB cautions TV channels on 'misleading' online gaming ads

KOLKATA: Amid concerns over misleading advertisements on online gaming and fantasy sports, the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) has issued advisory to TV channels to follow guidelines issued by the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) on 24 November. “All broadcasters are...

Regulators I&B Ministry

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required