IN LAW AND POLICY |15/07/2018
After a spate of “drones are spying on me” stories in the media, new model laws proposed in the US will make it easy to sue over news photography.
BY A HOOT COMMENT| IN LAW AND POLICY |06/04/2018
PM Modi and Smriti Irani need to tread wisely if their legacy is not to be a hasty one which does more damage than good. The media policy legacy of an earlier BJP government was a positive one.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN LAW AND POLICY |25/03/2018
When channels transgress and viewers complain, how are the complaints handled by the NBSA? It’s a mixed bag…
BY PADMAJA SHAW| IN LAW AND POLICY |22/03/2018
First, though, she needs to curb trolling and the spread of poison on social media, including by BJP supporters.
BY GEETA SESHU| IN LAW AND POLICY |18/03/2018
One month after Zee News was ordered to apologise on air, pay a fine and remove a programme, nothing has happened. Channels continue flout norms, violate ethics and give partisan or fake news,
BY GEETA SESHU| IN LAW AND POLICY |27/02/2018
It’s still there. And it’s still very difficult for women to get effective remedies. Stronger mechanisms are needed.
BY THE HOOT| IN LAW AND POLICY |06/02/2018
Can privacy rights be enforced against the media? Will the government now unleash a data protection authority on journalistic establishments?
Will journalism of the kind that published the Radia tapes, involving private conversations between private individuals, be precluded by a possible data protection law?
The new hate speech provisions will apply only when likely to incite an offence or threaten public order. But making them cognizable is a cause for worry,
Increasingly, MPs are summoning journalists to defend stories they consider false or defamatory. The list is getting quite long.
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Around 1300 newspapers have benefitted from full page colour insertions by The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting  commemorating former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.  Some also got a full page insertion from the govt of Rajasthan. DAVP also worked to ensure that the blog the PM had penned got published, reaching out to some 125 newspapers late in the evening. Most of them obliged.               
Doordarshan News did not adhere to Prasar Bharati's existing police guidelines of not covering political party functions live on August 15 this year, reportsThe Print.  It telecast live BJP president Amit Shah's efforts to unfurl the national flag at the BJP headquarters. Unfortunately for Mr Shah DD only succeeded in telecasting to the world his gaffe in pulling at the wrong rope which made the flag fall to the ground before it was unfurled, reports the website.      
 
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