MIB clean chit on paid news

IN Media Watch Briefs | 09/04/2018

According to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) news channels are free of the 'menace of paid news' . In a reply to the Lok Sabha, junior minister of MIB Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore informed that no specific instance of paid news in electronic media (private satellite TV channels) has been brought to the notice of the ministry.                

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