Press Council of India

Press Council sends notice on sedition case

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |04/05/2018

 The Press Council of India (PCI) has sought a report from the Chhattisgarh government on the filing of a sedition case against Kamal Shukla, the editor of 'Bhumkal Samachar' published from Kanker district. The case was filed against him for sharing on a social media site a cartoon that allegedly carried a..

 

GM food issue: PCI orders retraction

BY NEHA SAIGAL| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/11/2017

The Financial Express is forced to apologise for ad hominem insinuations about activist Kavita Kuruganti

 

No longer toothless

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |15/09/2017

DAVP which releases govt ads to newspapers has suspended publications censored by the Press Council of India from its panel for two months. The list of empanelled newspapers who have been thus punished include Dainik Jagran, The Times of India Bhubaneshwar, and Maharashtra Times, Pune.The PCI censure is for a range of reasons and covers..

 

Soliciting ads from docs

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |12/06/2016

The Punjab Medical Council has sent a complaint to the Press Council  of India dated June 10 protesting against the soliciting of ads from doctors by a marketing person of the Times Group. The complaint quotes an sms received  from a  rep. of the group which says  the paper is..

 

Fit credentials for the PCI

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |20/06/2015

The News Minute reports that one of the new appointees to the Press Council, Karnataka BJP MP Pratap Simha, has interesting credentials. On May 7 this year a journalist had lodged a police complaint against him for threatening to "finish him off" after he did a story on Simha's Facebook..

 

What the Press Council could have been

BY Madabhushi Sridhar| IN LAW AND POLICY |27/11/2012

National Press Day in November reminds us of the purposes the Press Council should serve, but does not.

 

Contrite Katju

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |21/11/2012

When Press Council Chairman Markendeya Katju questioned the intellectual calibre of media persons, it gave the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) the perfect excuse to boycott his meetings. Oddly, the normally combative Press Council chairman expressed regrets in a letter dated 21.09.2012. Now,  the INS has magnanimously accepted the regrets, a press..

 

How effective is the Press Council?

BY Indira Akoijam| IN BOOKS |17/09/2012

As it clamours to add oversight of television and Internet to its portfolio, we need to see what it did to regulate the print media last year.

 

Media self-regulation a laugh

BY ARUNODAY MAJUMDER| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |04/09/2012

The balance of power in the PCI is deeply skewed with 20 of its 28 members being representatives of journalism.

 

PCI takes on Nitish Kumar

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |31/03/2012

The Press Council is sending a fact finding team to Bihar to enquire into charges of government pressure on the media in Bihar. The Council has invited all stakeholders including readers to bring their complaints to the Hotel Pataliputra Ashok in Patna on Aptril 1 when the team will start..

 

 Katju to the rescue

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |12/03/2012

Journalists who reported on the Karnataka Assembly porn scandal are now receiving support from the Press Council Chairman. In a letter to the Karnataka Assembly Speaker, Justice Markandey Katju defended the journalists, and urged that proceedings against the mediapersons involved should be dropped. He said he felt such proceedings "jeopardise the..

 

Politicians and press in Bihar

IN REGIONAL MEDIA |29/02/2012

What upsets the Nitish government most is the Press Council of India chief, Markandey Katju's remarks that there was no Press censorship during the Lalu regime.

 

Playing safe with Justice Katju?

BY Archana Venkat| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |15/01/2012

The large media houses have been giving full play to every opinion of the Chairman of the Press Council of India even on issues that are beyond the purview of the council.

 

More media regulation not the answer, media education is

BY ANUP KUMAR| IN LAW AND POLICY |12/12/2011

I agree self-regulation has failed. But more regulation by the government might only stifle public debate and harm Indian democracy in the long run.

 

 Harping on farmers' suicides

BY Archana Venkat| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/12/2011

Justice Katju slammed the media again, this time for giving so much space to actor Dev Anand's passing. We have a moral responsibility to readers and not a moral obligation..

 

Victims of 'baton rule'

BY ANEES ZARGAR| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |09/12/2011

Instead of ensuring the safety of media personnel, who have been at the receiving end of police highhandedness, some governments have been harping on a code of conduct for the former.

 

In Kashmir, journalists are easy targets

IN MEDIA FREEDOM |08/12/2011

So who is protecting journalists here? No one! They report from the world's most militarized zone and in return the conditions are made miserable for them.

 

More on Katju and Omar

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |06/12/2011

The Chairman of the Press Council of India, Markandey Katju said on Dec 5 that he has written to all the members of the Council seeking suggestions on guidelines for journalists so that their safety may be ensured in a situation of conflict. This follows an exchange with J&K CM Omar Abdullah..

 

Wear bibs, says Omar

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |02/12/2011

Omar Abdullah has sent a sharp reply to Press Council chairman Markandey Katju on the issue of the J&K police attacks on mediamen. He said India had no code of conduct  for the media while covering such situations. He writes, “As a starting point may I suggest that journalists who..

 

Regulation = censorship?

BY Padmaja Shaw| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |12/11/2011

By general consensus, the PCI is toothless. So, why have the justices' comments on aspects of media earlier and now evoked such a scabrous response from the industry? Is it a strategy to silence any debate that can lead to genuine accountability

 

Clean up the print media first

BY VS HARIHARAN| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |12/11/2011

The new PCI chairman Justice Katju, has been asking for more powers to regulate both print and electronic media.

 

Merits and demerits of Katju offensive

BY arunoday majumdar| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |08/11/2011

In proposing imposition of fines and cancellation of licences of corrupt media organisations, the PCI chairman seems to have gone over the top.

 

PCI chief leaves media tetchy

BY B.P. Sanjay| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |07/11/2011

Now that we have a self-regulating council for broadcasters can we at least have a few minutes weekly slot wherein we come to know the nature of complaints and what has been done about them and who has been held accountable? ??

 

The good judge could have exercised restraint

BY V S Hariharan| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |04/11/2011

If Mr Katju has his way, he will convert all TV channels into Doordarshan, forcing them to give unlimited coverage of poverty, agriculture and the like; sports and movies will have to wait till India completes its 'transition from a feudal...

 

Overreacting to Katju

BY Jyoti Punwani| IN MEDIA FREEDOM |04/11/2011

So what's new in what Justice Katju said? And in what way do his criticisms of the way the press conducts itself, depart from the Press Council's aims? He is telling us that we are accountable to the people. Can we disagree

 

˜They are of poor intellectual level'

BY Karan Thapar| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |01/11/2011

I want powers to stop government advertisements, I want powers to suspend the license of that media for a certain period if it behaves in a very obnoxious manner. I want powers to impose fines, all this in extreme situations.

 

Action demanded in Goa paid news case

BY Mir Ubaid| IN REGIONAL MEDIA |30/10/2011

Entrapped by a sting operation earlier this month, the Herald and its editor are protesting their innocence. The local journalist who conducted the sting has complained to the Press Council, and the Goa Union of journalists is calling for action again.

 

The RTI petition which forced the Press Council's hand

BY Manu Moudgil| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |16/10/2011

The fact that PCI was clueless about the grounds on which it rejected the application can be gauged from the divergent stances the information officer took.

 

Two reports on paid news

BY hoot| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |06/08/2010

The Press Council subcommittee’s original report on Paid News, and the sanitised one that the Council membership finally accepted offer an interesting contrast.

 

Studying paid news

IN MEDIA WATCH BRIEFS |17/11/2009

The Press Council of India (PCI) has set up a committee to study the "paid news syndrome", in the recent elections, its chairman Justice (retd) G.N. Ray said on Nov. 16 "A committee has been set up to collect inputs from various parts of the country and make in-depth study.

 

Resurrecting the Media Council idea

BY Ammu Joseph| IN LAW AND POLICY |16/07/2006

Possibly the most important pre-requisite of an effective media regulatory body is that it be taken seriously by the media industry.

 

Let’s improve on the Press Council

IN LAW AND POLICY |22/11/2004

 

Press Council chief ticks off journalists

BY krishna| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |09/02/2004

Press Council Chairman Jayachandra Reddy tells journalists to practice responsible journalism and fight for their own freedom

 

The Press Council raps the Ministry of External Affairs

BY ninan| IN MEDIA PRACTICE |17/03/2003

Between 1999 and 2001, one regional newspaper had been included seven times in the media team accompanying the prime minister abroad.

 

Does India Need A Press Council?

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |04/04/2002

 

PRESS COUNCIL OF INDIAS REPORT ON FAVOURS TO JOURNALISTS

IN MEDIA PRACTICE |13/04/2002

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Journalists in Kashmir are up in arms over the summons issued by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to Kashmir Observer journalist Aqib Javed Hakim, for his interview with jailed separatist leader Asiya Andrabi in January. This amounted to intimidation and harassment, a joint statement of the Kashmir Working Journalist Association (KWJA) and Kashmir Journalist Association said, adding that, in the Kamran Yousuf case, the NIA had tried to define journalism by its own skewed standards.                           

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.                   

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