Sangham Radio

IN Media Watch Briefs | 16/10/2008

October 15 saw the launch of the first  communty radio station in India run by rural women. Justice P B Sawant who delivered the landmark judgement ‘Airwaves are public property’ switched on Sangham Radio, in Pastapur, Medak District, Andhra Pradesh. It will initially broadcast daily from 8 pm for one and a half hours.

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Don't ask us what MeitY's committee on national investment in critical national infrastructure and digital broadcasting has to do with the regulation of online media content. But reports have it that the controversial  content regulation committee set up under the former Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani, has now quietly shifted to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY). This is clearly one hot potato no one wants!                           


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