Paid news report

IN Media Watch Briefs | 22/09/2011
The full report of the Press Council of India on paid news will now be available on the PCI website thanks to an RTI appeal by journalist Manu Moudgil who pursued his petition up to the CIC. On September 19 information commissioner Shailesh Gandhi ordered the PCI to put up the report on the website under proactive disclosure clause of the RTI Act, even if it is as a reference document.
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D Sunitha, an ASP in the Telangana Police, filed complaints with the NBSA against character assassination by some Telugu TV channels. NBSA has announced an agreement  arrived at with HMTV whereby the channel will broadcast an agreed upon apology statement three times a day on three days starting today.The complaint was against ETV, Sakshi and HMTV, the NBSA has reserved its order in other two cases. TV9 was as much of an offender, but it is not a member if the NBSA.                   

The Supreme Court   asked   whether the government is trying to create a surveillance state while hearing a petition filed by Trinamool Congress MLA Mahua Moitra on the tender for a Social Media Communication Hub. But in Kashmir, admins of Whatsapp groups have been directed to register themselves with the district administration since 2016! Last week, in Kishtwar, 21 groups have been issued notices for failing to do so.                          

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