Articles about Press Council of India

Government considering common code of conduct for TV channels

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.

Rakul Preet moves HC alleging 'media trial,' court issues notice

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.

CJI Bobde, top judges, being monitored by Chinese firm: Report

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.

For vilifying Thackeray, Sena MP wants action against Arnab Goswami

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.

Engineer, lawyer form organization to monitor 'biased', 'fake' news reports

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.

PCI rejects Press Freedom ranking citing "lack of clarity"

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.

India ranks 138 in Press Freedom Index; PCI rubbishes report

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".

I&B to form committee to regulate online media in India

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.

PIB director puts halt on RFID 'propaganda' with one tweet

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.

Smriti Irani releases circular on 'fake news', PMO withdraws it

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.

India cracks down on journalists producing fake news

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.

The Blue Whale challenge: Fact or fiction?

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.

RTI misuse: 'Act cannot be used for commercial gains'

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.

Media briefing policy: Supreme Court tasks Centre with preparing guidelines

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".

Modi's address on National Press Day

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."