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

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

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

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

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

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

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.


Allegation by journalist bodies ‘utterly false’, says PCI

On Monday, PCI said in a statement that nominations for the new Press Council were “drawn from the panels submitted by all notified associations”.

Eight journalist bodies demand govt intervention in Press Council of India constitution

A statement said Prasad “overlooked precedence and adopted a process to keep out certain media associations and candidates”. His actions, it said, have “cast serious doubts over the autonomy and neutrality” of the PCI.

I&B ministry withdraws guidelines to regulate fake news, Congress terms decision a victory of democracy, media

A day after the The I&B Ministry sent out a circular stating that the accreditation of a journalist, found to have "created and/or propagated" fake news, will be suspended or permanently cancelled, the Prime Minister's Office Tuesday ordered its withdrawal.

Lok Sabha Speaker nominates three MPs to Press Council of India

The Press Council of India Act mandates that the body consists of 28 members and headed by a chairman. Of the 28 members, five are members of Parliament, of which three are nominated from the Lok Sabha by the Speaker.