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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.

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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.

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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.

Press Council of India team visits Rajouri, scribes demand bulletproof jackets

Issues pertaining to the empanelment of local newspapers for advertisements in both the districts, besides the issue of security passes, were also raised, the spokesman said.

Resolve issues mutually in large national interest, PCI tells Nagaland editors, Assam Rifles

The editors, Assam Rifles and the Nagaland government were also directed to place a report to it on the outcome of their deliberations.

Electronic media may soon come under Press Council Act

The Press Council of India is in the process of considering its earlier proposal for amendments to the Press Council Act.

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