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TV journalist shot dead in UP

AMN / A TV journalist was shot dead by motorcycle-borne gunmen in Chandauli district in Uttar Pradesh Saturday night. Superintendent of Police said that 45 year old, Hemant Yadav, who worked with a local news channel, was shot at in Dheena area. The scribe was rushed to the government hospital where he succumbed to his … Continue reading TV journalist shot dead in UP

Govt withdraws draft policy on media applications like Whatsapp

The Government has withdrawn the Draft Encryption Policy, which asked users of services that use encryption, such as WhatsApp and other social media services, to store all their communication for as long as 90 days. Talking to media persons in New Delhi Tuesday afternoon, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shakar Prasad made it clear that … Continue reading Govt withdraws draft policy on media applications like Whatsapp

US: Reporter, cameraman shot dead on live television; gunman kills self

A woman TV journalist and a cameraman were shot dead on live television, when an ex-employee of the TV channel opened fire at them before succumbing to injuries from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the United States. The incident occurred at a shopping mall at Moneta in state of Virginia yesterday. Forty-one year old gunman … Continue reading US: Reporter, cameraman shot dead on live television; gunman kills self

Govt to increase number of DD channels in N-E region

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry is planning to increase the number of Doordarshan channels in the the North-East region. According to Ministry officials, at present there is only one 24X7 channel for the region and a proposal for its trifurcation is under consideration. As per the proposal, there can be three 24X7 Doordarshan channels for … Continue reading Govt to increase number of DD channels in N-E region

Government to resolve the FTII issue soon: Rathore

Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has said that the government is keen to resolve the FTII issue as soon as possible. Talking to media on the sidelines of a function in New Delhi Friday, Mr Rathore said, Governement wants that FTII should be strengthened and further decisions in this regard … Continue reading Government to resolve the FTII issue soon: Rathore

Parliamentary Panel asks I&B Ministry to formulate policy to curb paid news

A Parliamentary Panel has asked the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to expeditiously formulate an appropriate policy to curb paid news. In its 12th report, the standing committee on Information and Technology, said that the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has submitted notes to the Law Ministry for amendment in the Representation of People Act and the … Continue reading Parliamentary Panel asks I&B Ministry to formulate policy to curb paid news

AIR, DD’s content quality has come down: Prasar Bharati Chief

Prasar Bharati Chief Executive Officer, Jawhar Sircar has admitted that quality of the content at All India Radio and Doordashan has come down off late. The CEO was inaugurated a two-day orientation programme for the new recruits of Transmission Executives, Programme Executives and Engineering Assistants of Southern zone, in Hyderabad today. He said that  said … Continue reading AIR, DD’s content quality has come down: Prasar Bharati Chief

Press Council for special law to deal with assault on journalists

Our Correspondent Press Council of India (PCI) has asked the government to enact a special law to deal with the cases of assault on journalists and it should be made cognizable and non- bailable offence. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi today, PCI chairman Justice C K Prasad said the government may enact a … Continue reading Press Council for special law to deal with assault on journalists

PCI seeks independent probe into UP scribe Jagendra’s death

Press Council of India (PCI) has demanded an independent inquiry in the death of Uttar Pradesh journalist Jagendra Singh. Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, PCI chairman justice C K Prasad said that the probe which is being conducted by the state government is not enough to unravel the truth behind the death. Mr … Continue reading PCI seeks independent probe into UP scribe Jagendra’s death

Vyapam scam: Editors Guild demand CBI probe in journalist death

AMN  The Editors Guild of India has demanded a CBI probe into the death of TV journalist Akshay Singh, who died under mysterious circumstances while covering the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh. In a statement, President of Editors Guild of India has expressed shock over the mysterious death of Mr Singh. He said, the death … Continue reading Vyapam scam: Editors Guild demand CBI probe in journalist death

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