Coronavirus pandemic estimated to decrease media and entertainment industry revenue by 16 percent, says I&B minister
The government has released guiding principle and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for media production activities to contain the spread of coronavirus
I&B ministry lifts 48-hour ban on Asianet News, Media One over coverage on Delhi riots; 'Govt supports press freedom,' says Javadekar
Centre revoked the 48-hour ban imposed on Friday on Malayalam news channels Asianet News and Media One for reportage of Delhi riots that could 'enhance communal disharmony' across the country
'Committment shouldn't be questioned': Editors Guild demands withdrawal of I&B Ministry's advisory asking TV channels not to air 'anti-national' content
The Editors Guild of India sought the withdrawal of a Ministry of Information and Broadcasting advisory asking all private television channels to desist from showing content that could incite violence or promote anti-national ideas
Is NaMo TV legal? First, ask if it's a news channel or advertisement and what grey areas it inhabits
If the MIB has chosen to wash its hands off the issue by claiming that NaMo TV is an advertisement platform, it is an unfortunate instance of under-regulation.
#MeToo in India: NCW urges I&B ministry to direct print publications and production houses to form internal complaints committees
The National Commission for Women has urged the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to direct print, publication and production houses to form an internal committee to probe complaints of sexual harassment at workplace.
Centre releases fresh video of army's 2016 surgical strikes across LoC ahead of event's second anniversary, says 'footage is authentic'
The government on Thursday released a fresh video clip of the 2016 surgical strikes on terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, two days ahead of the military action's second anniversary.
Union minister Ramdas Athawale to move Supreme Court over usage of 'Dalit' to refer to Scheduled Castes
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had earlier suggested that the media use the word “Scheduled Castes (SC)”, in order to comply with he Bombay High Court's directions.
I&B ministry advises TV channels not to use the word 'Dalit', urges them to say 'Scheduled Caste' instead
The advisory urges channels that they may refrain from using the term 'Dalit' while referring to people belonging to Scheduled Castes.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore says govt has no plans to control social media, slams Congress for creating 'environment of fear'
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore also took a swipe at the Congress for 'creating an environment of fear' said the party has 'no better issue.'
Supreme Court warns govt against monitoring social media, says it will make India a 'surveillance State'
Supreme Court dismissed the government's plan to monitor and track social media in India will make the country a "surveillance state"
Earlier, on 18 June, the apex court had refused to accord urgent hearing on the plea.
The Bombay High Court has asked the Union Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to consider issuing a direction to media to stop using the word 'Dalit', following a circular advising government officials against using the word.
Smriti Irani exits I&B ministry: Controversy and gaffes marked actor-turned-politician's tenure as minister
Smriti Irani's gaffe marred tenure as information and broadcasting minister is coming to an end, with the Narendra Modi government replacing her with Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at the helm of the ministry
Moneeza Hashmi, Faiz Ahmed Faiz's daughter, did not have permission to attend media summit in Delhi, officials claim
Moneeza Hashmi, the daughter of famous Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, was not allowed to attend a media summit in New Delhi as her visa, issued in February, was not meant for the event last week, official sources claimed
Expressing concern over flouting of procedure while reconstituting the 13th PCI, various media associations jointly demanded the government's intervention.
Information and Broadcasting Ministry tells BARC to stop using landing page as measuring tool for TV ratings
The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has asked the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) to stop using landing channel or page for measuring ratings of television and submit a compliance report within a span of 15 days.
PCI says 'nothing wrong' if govt intends to check fake news, but independent body should decide veracity of articles
There is nothing wrong or obnoxious if a government intends to take remedial steps to check fake news but an independent statutory authority should decide on its veracity, the Press Council of India said
Rahul Gandhi claims 'panic setting in' on NDA govt, slams Narendra Modi over I&B ministry's order against 'fake news'
Rahul Gandhi took potshots at Narendra Modi over an order — subsequently withdrawn - that threatened to take away accreditation of journalists found propagating fake news
I&B ministry's guidelines against fake news: Smriti Irani says Centre willing to engage with journalists' bodies to fight menace
A day after the information and broadcasting ministry put out guidelines against fake news, Union minister Smriti Irani said that the Centre is willing to engage with journalists' bodies or organisations to fight the "menace".
I&B ministry warns media houses against fake news, says journalists found guilty could lose accreditation permanently
The government, on Monday, said the accreditation of a journalist could be permanently cancelled if the scribe is found generating or propagating fake news, as it came out with stringent measures to contain the menace.