Regulators
Report on Shemaroo

Prakash Javadekar meets with Digital News Publishers Association

He stated that the DNPA welcomed the new digital media rules.

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/12/pj.jpg?itok=eDHAHLOr

KOLKATA: Information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday held a meeting with the Digital News Publishers Association (DNPA) to discuss new rules for digital media.

“In a follow up to meeting with OTT platforms, held an interaction with Digital News Publishers Association today. Discussed new rules for digital media. They welcomed the new rules and offered few suggestions which I have noted (sic),” the minister tweeted.

According to an official statement released post the interaction, Javadekar informed the association that the new rules placed certain responsibilities on digital news publishers. These include adherence to Code of Ethics such as the norms of journalistic conduct framed by the Press Council of India and the Programme Code under the Cable Television Network Act. Further, to redress grievances of citizens the rules have provided for a three-tier grievance redressal mechanism of which the first and second tier would be of the digital news publishers and self-regulatory bodies constituted by them. 

Digital news publishers would also be required to furnish some basic information to the ministry of information and broadcasting in a simple form which is being finalised and periodically they would be required to place in public domain the grievance redressal undertaken by them, the statement added.

Javadekar said that print media and TV channels have digital versions whose content is almost the same as that on the traditional platforms. However, there are contents which appear exclusively on the digital platform. Apart from this, there are several entities which are only on the digital platform. Accordingly, the rules seek to cover the news on digital media so as to bring them at par with the traditional media.

The participants, while welcoming the new rules, stated that TV and news print media have been following the laid down norms of the Cable Television Network Act and the Press Council Act for a very long time. Moreover, for publishing the digital versions of their publications, the publishers do follow the existing norms of the traditional platforms. They felt that they should be treated differently than those news publishers who are only on the digital platform.

Javadekar thanked the participants for expressing their views and stated that the government will take note of the same and continue with this consultative process for overall growth of the media industry.

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/04/10/trai.jpg?itok=O1-zWB5V
TRAI extends deadline for submissions in satellite-based connectivity paper

New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has extended the deadline for stakeholders to submit their suggestions on satellite-based connectivity for low-bit rate applications to 23 April.

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/22/img_22032021_111059_800_x_800_pixel.jpg?itok=Re5jbzxQ
Cinematograph (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in the works to curb piracy

New Delhi: The media and entertainment industry is losing substantial revenue due to film, video, music and online piracy, Union information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar has informed the Parliament. To curb this threat, the government is planning to introduce Cinematograph (Amendment...

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/17/img_17032021_185834_800_x_800_pixel.jpg?itok=eaHqfxOe
‘No proposal with MEITY to appoint a regulator for social media

KOLKATA: Amid the babel over increased regulation of social media in the country, the government has revealed there is no proposal with the ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) to appoint a regulator for social media.

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/16/ib.jpg?itok=O2TbZte0
Parliamentary panel questions legality of new digital media rules

KOLKATA: The parliamentary standing committee on information and technology grilled officials from the ministry of information and broadcasting (MIB) and the ministry of electronics and information technology (MEITY) on the new rules for monitoring over-the-top (OTT) platforms, digital media and...

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/15/trai.jpg?itok=_o95ysxj
TRAI seeks suggestions to make satellite broadband services affordable

The cost of satellite broadband services continue to remain on the steeper end in the country, posing a major challenge to its wide adoption by the end users. The issue has been taken up by India’s telecom regulator, which is now looking for ways to drive down the rates of satellite broadband.

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/12/2.jpg?itok=WeTelpze
New digital media rules to bring level playing field: Parliamentary panel

The parliamentary standing committee on IT has said that the new digital media rules under the IT Act will bring a level playing field for all media categories. However, the panel headed by Shashi Tharoor also mentioned that more initiatives are required, according to media reports.

Regulators I&B Ministry
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/10/hc.jpg?itok=FwNffRpB
Delhi HC issues notice to Centre on plea challenging new IT rules

The Delhi high court on Tuesday issued notice to the central government in a plea challenging the new rules framed under Information Technology (guidelines for intermediaries and digital media ethics code) Rules 2021.

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/09/trai.jpg?itok=RyDpvsth
Broadcasters write to Bombay HC requesting timely verdict on NTO 2.0 case

KOLKATA: Broadcasters have lodged an application before the Bombay high court requesting speedy pronouncement of verdict in the amended new tariff order (NTO 2.0) case. The petitioners have mentioned that detailed arguments on the case were heard in September-October 2020. Subsequently, the...

Regulators TRAI
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2021/03/05/pj.jpg?itok=44v6K5tg
Rules focus on self-classification, not censorship: Javadekar tells OTTs

Minister of information and broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Thursday held an interaction with representatives of various OTT platforms including from Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Jio, Zee5, Viacom18, Shemaroo, Mx Player, ALTBalaji.

Regulators I&B Ministry

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories

* indicates required