Follow Us:
Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Arvind Kejriwal’s govt to keep a close tab on content of news channels

This is being done for the first time by the Delhi Government.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi |
Updated: May 5, 2015 9:34:30 pm
AAP, Arvind Kejriwal AAP media, AAP media relationship, media relationship, janta ka trial, delhi news, city news, local news, Indian Express After its landslide victory in Delhi, the AAP has become more strident.

Days after accusing the media of being part of a “conspiracy to finish off AAP”, Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has decided to keep a close tab on all the news channels asking its officials to monitor the content broadcast by them.

An order in this regard has been issued to officials of Directorate of Information and Publicity (DIP) to monitor the news channels from 9 AM to 11 PM. This is being done for the first time by the Delhi Government.


DIP officials till now used to keep records of newspapers cuttings related to the government. “DIP officials have been asked to start monitoring the content of news channels related to the government and send a daily report on these contents broadcast by them to Chief Minister’s Office (CMO),” said a senior government official.

Subscriber Only Stories
Delhi Confidential: Raghav Chadha strikes a lyrical note as he bids farew...Premium
PM’s Office declares assets of Ministers, Modi donates share in only prop...Premium
9 FIRs, many notices: Shrikant Tyagi’s long record of notorietyPremium
Post pandemic, employees reluctant to return, firms take offices to small...Premium

Chief Minister Kejriwal had in a recent interview to a news portal said, “A very large section of the media has accepted ‘supari’ for finishing off AAP… There can be a public trial. There can be 8-10 spots in Delhi where we can collect a group of people and show the erroneous clips. That way we can start a ‘janta ka trial’.”

“DIP officials have been directed to monitor the content of new channels from 9 AM to 11 PM. Officals have been asked to do this work for at least one month and thereafter, government will float tenders to hire designated staff to keep close tab on all the new channels ” sources said.

TWO IS ALWAYS BETTER | Our two-year subscription package offers you more at less

📣 Join our Telegram channel (The Indian Express) for the latest news and updates

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
First published on: 05-05-2015 at 08:20:49 pm
0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by

Featured Stories