More pressures on the broadcast media…


While we carry on our Community Radio campaign, this report Television channels under pressure from Screen India brings up another issue.

It says: “In an attempt to pressurise the broadcasting media, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has drafted a bill that seeks to give sweeping powers to the bureaucracy to “inspect, search and seize equipment” and even “prosecute” media companies on a mere complaint from any individual. In an attempt to pressurise the broadcasting media, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has drafted a bill that seeks to give sweeping powers to the bureaucracy to “inspect, search and seize equipment” and even “prosecute” media companies on a mere complaint from any individual. The draft copyhas been prepared for the cabinet’s approval.”

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