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I&B ministry warns TV channels against airing content inciting violence

The content should also not promote "anti-national attitudes".

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MUMBAI: In the wake of the ongoing CAA protests and Delhi riots, the ministry of information and broadcasting has issued an advisory to all private and satellite channels to be cautious with content which is likely to encourage or incite violence or contain anything against the maintenance of law and order or which promotes "anti-national attitudes".

TV channels are also advised to be cautious about airing content which contains attacks on religions or communities or visuals or words contemptuous of religious groups or which promotes communal attitudes.

The broadcaster must be careful before airing content which contains anything defamatory, deliberate, false or suggestive innuendos and half-truth.

The ministry has asked channels to ensure strict compliance of code and also ensure that no content is telecast which violate the programming and  advertising code. 

This is the second such advisory sent out by the ministry with the last one coming out in January. 

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