x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   DC Kupwara reviews arrangements for Independence Day celebrations-2024 | Arrangements for I-Day 2024 celebrations reviewed at Kulgam | Commissioner SMC attends Felicitation Ceremony of Archery Coaching Camp | DC Pulwama inspects ongoing developmental projects in Rajpora | Humanity Public School student “Geenakshi” outshines in State Wushu Women League | DDC Shopian chairs District Level Banker’s Review Committee meet | Shed paternalistic approach towards junior lawyers, pay them dignified sum: CJI | Many health facilities employing unqualified, underqualified medical staff: Delhi Medical Council | Air India announces full refund, vouchers to fliers after 30-hour delay | BJP will bring out ‘White Paper’ on Jharkhand’s demography to protect tribal lands, rights: Shah | DC Bandipora visits upper areas of Boninar Onagam | Bhagavad Gita a beacon of wisdom for navigating modern challenges, says Kavinder | OBC delegation meets Sadhotra, pitches for implementation of Mandal Commission Report | Rana led Nai Basti delegation meets LG | HC regularized four Adhoc District Judge and promotes 22 Munsiff as Sub-Judges | Mansukh oversees talent assessment camp at stadium | Nipah infection confirmed in 14-year-old boy in Kerala: Health Minister Veena George | Parents of Agniveer who died in Kashmir appeals for probe into son's death | Worries ahead for BJP’s ex-legislators, ministers as survey agencies receive ‘hopeless’ feedback | British systematically made efforts to eliminate faith from our minds: Mohan Bhagwat | Want J&K women entrepreneurs to build global brands: LG Sinha | Chief Secretary reviews progress on implementation of NCAP | NTA announces centre, city-wise results of NEET-UG | Acting CJ reviews preparations for upcoming Special Lok Adalat by SC | Army Chief reaches Jammu, reviews security situation | Martyr Captain Thapa cremated at ancestral village in Darjeeling | Col Anshu Jamwal from Jammu becomes first woman to command air defence unit | UPSC Chairman Soni resigns | Parliament’s Monsoon session begins tomorrow | Another batch of pilgrims leaves Jammu | Hit-and-Run case solved by Janipur Police | Dr Rakesh Bahl appointed Principal GMC Doda | DC Doda chairs District Level review meeting of PMEGP | HDFC Bank net profit surges 33% to Rs 16,474 crore in June quarter | ED arrests Haryana Congress MLA in mining case | DC Doda chairs District Level review meeting of PMEGP | Ramakrishna Mission Medical Centre organises free health camp | DC reviews arrangements for Shrawan Mahotsav at Shiv Khori | DLSA organises special Lok Adalat on bank cases | RSETI organizes entrepreneurship awareness program at Dharam | Udhampur police organizes free medical cum drug de-addiction awareness camp | Traffic Violators to be dealt with iron hand : ARTO | JKAACL condoles demise of Bharat Singh Manhas | RDPR Deptt conducts workshop on GPDP, MGNREGA | 228 bank recovery cases settled amicably in Special Lok Adalat | ADC discusses Independent Day arrangements | Back Issues  
 
news details
No statutory vacuum, robust mechanism in place for regulating media channels: Centre to SC
9/19/2023 10:39:30 PM
agencies
NEW DELHI, Sept 19: Asserting that there is no statutory vacuum, the central government has told the Supreme Court there exists a robust mechanism for regulation of content of private television channels.
In an affidavit filed before the top court, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has said the Union of India has always protected journalistic freedom and encouraged the policy of promoting self-restraint and self-regulation in the field of journalism.
The government said this was meant to ensure that media houses and journalists acknowledge their vital role and responsibilities towards the society and elevate their standards of practice though self-devised methods.
This, it said, ensures there is minimum interference by government authorities in the functioning of media. It is only in cases involving national security that the government's statutory mechanism kicks in, the affidavit said.
"There is no statutory vacuum, in so far as regulation of the broadcast of irresponsible reporting and grievance redressal mechanism for the viewers is concerned. It is respectfully submitted that the answering respondent has a robust mechanism of regulation of the content of private television channels as laid down under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act and the rules framed thereunder.
"As such, the Central Government, since inception, has purposefully imposed a self-restraint on itself and has adopted a regime of forbearance so as to promote a mechanism of self-regulation by media houses and journalists," the ministry said in its affidavit.
The affidavit was filed in response to a plea by the News Broadcasters and Digital Association (NBDA) against the January 2021 observations of the Bombay High Court.
The high court had said media trials amounted to contempt of court and urged the press not to cross the proverbial "Lakshman Rekha", as it found the coverage of actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case by some news channels "contemptuous".
It had observed that existing self-regulatory mechanisms could not take the character of a statutory mechanism.
The I&B Ministry said in the affidavit the government's approach was, however, misunderstood by voluntary federations like News Broadcasters Association (NBA), now known as News Broadcasters & Digital Association (NBDA), which insisted that instead of statutory regulations that may be framed independently by the central government under the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, the government ought to recognise it as a sole authority in the area of news broadcast.
"NBDA thus claimed a monopolistic right over the grievance redressal mechanism over the entire industry through its in-house self-regulatory mechanism," it said
The ministry told the apex court that as on August 31, 2023 there are 394 news channels which are registered and licensed by the central government under the uplinking and downlinking policy guidelines.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU