Articles about Press Council of India
17 Nov 2020
Government considering common code of conduct for TV channels
The central government is considering a new code of conduct for television channels, the Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said on Monday.
17 Sep 2020
Rakul Preet moves HC alleging 'media trial,' court issues notice
Actor Rakul Preet Singh has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court alleging a "media trial" over reports that she was named by arrested actor Rhea Chakraborty among those in Bollywood who consumed drugs.
15 Sep 2020
CJI Bobde, top judges, being monitored by Chinese firm: Report
A Chinese firm is reportedly keeping a close watch on 30 Indian judges, including the Chief Justice of India Sharad Arvind Bobde.
19 Aug 2020
For vilifying Thackeray, Sena MP wants action against Arnab Goswami
Arvind Sawant, a parliamentarian from Shiv Sena, has written to Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, seeking action against journalist Arnab Goswami for dragging Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in his coverage of the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
18 Aug 2018
Engineer, lawyer form organization to monitor 'biased', 'fake' news reports
An aeronautical engineer from Mumbai and a Delhi-based lawyer have come together to set up a group, which will monitor news reports and social media posts that are "biased and fake" and take necessary action.
07 May 2018
PCI rejects Press Freedom ranking citing "lack of clarity"
Press Council of India (PCI) has rejected the World Press Freedom Index ranking after India slipped two positions to rank 138th among 180 countries.
06 May 2018
India ranks 138 in Press Freedom Index; PCI rubbishes report
Press Council of India has rubbished the recently released Press Freedom Index, in which India slipped two places to rank 138 among 180 countries, saying there was a "lack of clarity" on the inputs that weighed in rankings which were based on "opinion/perception".
06 Apr 2018
I&B to form committee to regulate online media in India
A day after the government cancelled a controversial 'fake news' circular, the I&B Ministry has decided to constitute a committee to frame guidelines for online media.
04 Apr 2018
PIB director puts halt on RFID 'propaganda' with one tweet
The Principal Director General of PIB Frank Noronha has put an end to all speculations about journalists getting Radio Frequency Identification Cards (RFID), with one tweet.
03 Apr 2018
Smriti Irani releases circular on 'fake news', PMO withdraws it
Hours after the I&B Ministry issued a controversial circular to curb fake news, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has withdrawn it.
03 Apr 2018
India cracks down on journalists producing fake news
To check the spread of fake news, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting announced on Monday that journalists found guilty of producing or broadcasting it would lose their accreditation with the Press Information Bureau.
16 Sep 2017
The Blue Whale challenge: Fact or fiction?
Since months, it has been alleged that the 'Blue Whale Challenge' has been preying on youths. Many suicides in India have been attributed to this game.
31 Jul 2017
RTI misuse: 'Act cannot be used for commercial gains'
In another case related to misuse of RTI Act, the Central Information Commission ruled that it cannot be used to build pressure for commercial gains.
30 Mar 2017
Media briefing policy: Supreme Court tasks Centre with preparing guidelines
A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled, "the government should finalize the draft media guidelines to protect the rights of both the accused as well as the victims of crime".
17 Nov 2016
Modi's address on National Press Day
Modi addressing the media at the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of Press Council said: "The press is responsible for upholding free-speech."