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Friday, December 06, 2019

Press Council of India


‘Journalism should be fair... guard against fake news’

November 17, 2019 4:24 am

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, who also attended the event, said that fake news is a bigger crisis than paid news.

Press Council awards for three from Express, its ICICI Bank scandal series

November 07, 2019 5:22 am

The Indian Express Senior Editor Anuradha Mascarenhas has won the award under the Gender Based Reporting category for her report on how locals in Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh were reaching out to tribal women to ensure zero maternal deaths.

PCI seeks reply over Andhra media gag order, govt defends its stand

November 03, 2019 7:14 am

The Andhra government’s order grants permission to secretaries of all departments to issue rejoinders or file defamation cases against media houses for “baseless and defamatory news”.

Press Council team puts off Kashmir visit by 3 weeks

October 12, 2019 4:23 am

Justice Prasad stated, “In case Members can manage their visit and achieve the objectives without the help and assistance of the State Government they can do so. Ordinarily assistance is needed but it is for the Convener and members to take the final call.”

Editors Guild 'gravely concerned' over PCI failing to speak for press freedom in J-K

August 27, 2019 8:55 pm

Today, the Editors Guild said that it expects the PCI Chairman C K Prasad to rescind his "unilateral decision", apparently taken without consulting Council members, to intercede in the case in the Supreme Court concerning extreme and unrelenting restrictions placed on the media in J&K.

The wrong counsel

August 27, 2019 12:01 am

The Press Council is primarily the autonomous guardian of press freedom — on J&K it has gone against its own mandate.

PCI sets up fact-finding panel on Shamli journalist attack, seeks reply from UP govt

June 14, 2019 6:49 pm

The fact-finding committee comprising of Press Council of India (PCI) members Jaishankar Gupta and Uttam Chandra Sharma, will visit Shamli on Saturday to gather details of the incident.

Why no action for disclosing names of assault victims, asks Supreme Court

October 23, 2018 12:45 am

A bench of Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta sought answers on this from the News Broadcasting Standards Association (NBSA), Press Council of India (PCI), Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) and Editors Guild of India.

Press Council asks media to stop naming minor rape victims

April 18, 2018 3:38 am

The PCI in a statement said that Prasad “appealed to the media... to observe restraint in identification of the accused and the victims as it is violative not one of the journalistic ethics” but also of the Juvenile Justice Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

Media bodies write to PM Modi, seeks his intervention in Press Council of India matter

April 10, 2018 9:49 pm

On March 2018, I&B Ministry had announced that it has reconstituted CPAC, making it leaner from a 22-member to an 8-member body. Media bodies alleged keeping out representatives of journalists unions/associations was violation of guidelines.