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Airing of ‘national interest’ content for TV may come into effect on January 1

November 28, 2022 11:21 am

Earlier this month, the Union Cabinet approved the ‘Guidelines for Uplinking and Downlinking of Television Channels in India, 2022’, under which it became obligatory for channels to telecast content in national and public interest.

Must for TV: Air ‘national interest’ content, 30 minutes daily

November 10, 2022 11:23 am

While the guidelines are effective from November 9, officials of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting said channels will be given time to conceptualise and create such content.

I&B ministry asks YouTube to down 45 videos from 10 channels

September 27, 2022 7:10 am

Officials said the content included “fake news and morphed videos aimed at spreading hatred among religious communities”.

Government blocks YouTube channels: I&B ministry's take-down procedures lack transparency

August 19, 2022 7:41 pm

Failure to publicly disclose blocking orders makes it challenging for courts and citizens to scrutinise the government’s contention that the content is unlawful

Amarnath Yatra: The pilgrimage and the politics

May 19, 2022 7:36 am

On Tuesday, the Centre held three high-level meetings on Jammu and Kashmir, two of them on the Yatra's security. The government announced that every pilgrim would be insured for Rs 5 lakh and given Radio Frequency Identification tags for security.

Explained: India's several film bodies, now to be part of 'umbrella' NFDC

April 01, 2022 5:45 pm

The government has made a budgetary allocation of Rs 1,304.52 crore up to 2026 for all these activities under NFDC.

House panel questions officials over ban on Kerala news channel

February 10, 2022 5:57 am

On January 31, the I&B Ministry, citing denial of security clearance by the MHA, had revoked the uplink and downlink permission granted to Madhyamam Broadcasting Limited which operates MediaOne channel.

Threat of cancelling accreditation intrudes on rights of free press, attempts to shrink space for dissent. It must be withdrawn

February 09, 2022 9:18 am

The provisions in the new accreditation policy can turn into weapons to be wielded against the media, and shrink the space for journalism. They must be withdrawn.

I&B orders blocking of 35 YouTube channels for anti-India content

January 22, 2022 4:21 am

These channels, with more than 100 crore views, were all based in Pakistan, ministry officials said. They were involved in spreading “anti-India fake news in a coordinated manner over digital media”, they said.

Twitter account of I&B Ministry briefly hacked

January 12, 2022 2:26 pm

This comes a month after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's personal Twitter account was briefly compromised.


Jaitley meets school media contest winners

January 27, 2016 11:11 am

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): The winners of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting's Republic Day School Media Contest met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and veteran Indian shooter and politician Rajyavardhan Rathore on Wednesday. The winners were awarded certificates and prizes for their contribution. The contests were held on Ministry's Facebook and Twitter page, where graffiti were invited from participants on various flagship programmes of the government. The competition was open for a fortnight from 1 to 14 January.