Ministry Of Information And Broadcasting
India  /  Published 21.08.22

Blocked channels spread fear

From a "nuclear explosion" in the country to North Korea sending troops to Ayodhya, the 102 YouTube channels banned by the government were known to routinely spread disinformation about Indi...
By PTI in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 12.04.22

Trai slashes spectrum prices

It has recommended a 35.6 per cent cut in base price for the 3300-3600 MHz band to Rs 317 crore on a pan-India basis compared with Rs 492 crore recommended in 2018. For the 700 MHz, on a pan-India ba...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

People  /  Published 05.03.22

The week that should have been

FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta announces that his club will soon launch its own cryptocurrency to “outsource our massive debt to the intricacies of digital mining, which is understood by ...
By Priyam Marik

India  /  Published 09.02.22

‘National security’ bogey for media

The ministry of information and broadcasting has amended the media accreditation policy to state that an accredited journalist can lose the recognition if he or she “acts in a manner which is pr...
By Our Special Correspondent, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 05.02.22

Govt heat on big tech firms on content

Indian officials have held heated discussions with Google, Twitter and Facebook for not proactively removing what they described as fake news on their platforms, sources said. The officials from the ...
By Reuters in New Delhi


India  /  Published 19.08.21

Apurva Chandra appointed I&B secretary

Senior bureaucrat Apurva Chandra has been appointed Information and Broadcasting secretary, a Personnel Ministry order said Thursday. Chandra, a 1988-batch IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre, is curren...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 06.03.21

Freedom report? Govt points to map

The government on Friday rejected as “misleading, incorrect and misplaced” the Freedom House report for 2021 that has downgraded India from a “free” country to a “partly ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.02.21

Digital media: concern over super-blocker rule

A rule in the new digital media code that grants emergency powers to the Union information and broadcasting secretary  to block online content without having to hear out the platforms has trigger...
By Anita Joshua in New Delhi

India  /  Published 25.02.21

‘Code of ethics’ leash on OTT giants, digital media

The government has announced tough new rules to crack down on fake news, “unlawful” content and sexually explicit material as it seeks to rein in media giants like Twitter, Facebook and Wh...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 22.01.21

Screens on fire: OTT and digital space regulation

Regulatory framework exists in the print media, with the Press Council of India serving as a watchdog for the medium. Television content is also monitored by a complicated ecosystem that accommodates ...
By The Editorial Board


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