The Information & Broadcasting Ministry plans a review of the Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act to make ‘paid news’ in the media a punitive offence, which is likely to attract monetary fine or, in serious cases, even cancellation of the publication’s registration.
The media just can’t decide whether to love or hate Narendra Modi, some of them in fact wish to project him as candidate for Prime Minister in the 2014 General Election.
By focussing on prevention of sexual crimes rather than prescribing punishments, the Verma Committee has only given more to the media to continue the debate. Now, the question is, will the media continue to be at the forefront in doing so?
The media has given a grudging thumbs-up to Rahul Gandhi, the new Congress VP. Speculations are also rife about the Gandhi-Narendra Modi face-off in 2014
In the recent executive report released by MSL Group India on the 2013 outlook for the country’s Public Relations (PR) industry, nearly 51% or the majority of respondents said the industry would grow more than 20% over the next 12 months.
India’s Press is free and vibrant. But we must address the future in such a manner that it is a cut above the other three estates and preserves its right as a watchdog
Post the Lehman Brothers’ fall and in the midst of a downturn when the media in the West took a financial sock right in the belly, many entities – particularly those in Print – began to shut shop or downsize.
The nurse, who committed suicide after becoming the victim of a prank call made by Australian radio DJs, was buried with her face concealed as per her last wish at her husband’s hometown in Shirva near Mangalore, in accordance with Christian tradition last Monday afternoon.
In the second week of March, the Indian government’s Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity (DAVP) ran an ad on viewership in Delhi commanded by various channels.