Thursday, Sep 19 2019 | Time 20:07 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Cong inducts two AICC secretaries in Haryana election management committee
  • Central Advisory Board on Disability holds its 3rd meeting
  • Capsized Launch yet to be retrieved: Ex-MP Harsha kumar blames officials of negligence
  • Punjab govt transfers three IPS, eight PPS officers
  • Over 20,000 flood victims remain trapped in northeast Thailand: government
  • Centre decides to establish National Police University in Greater Noida
  • Imran Khan to discuss Kashmir during Saudi visit
  • Bengal Guv rushes to JU, phones state chief secretary to take action as union minister still under siege by students
  • After Oppn brickbats for 'silence', Mamata raises NRC bogey with Shah
  • NHRC issues notice to UP govt over suicide of sexual assault victim in Bareilly
  • UP govt moots for PPP model for sugar industry growth
  • Delhi High Court rejects bail application of Deepak Talwar
  • Bengal Guv takes serious view of gherao of Babul Supriyo, phoned state chief secretary to take action as union minister still under siege by students
  • Metro: MP CM issues orders
India


State of media in country a matter of concern: SY Quraishi

State of media in country a matter of concern: SY Quraishi

New Delhi, May 6 (UNI) Reacting sharply on the state of media in the country, former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi said that the state of media in the country was a matter of concern.

Addressing a gathering at the book release of senior journalist Anand K Sahay's 'India- The Wrong Transition', Mr Quraishi said, 'As far as the freedom of media is concerned, our media is just two steps ahead of Pakistan and four steps ahead of Bangladesh.'

Expressing his concerns over the media, he also said that journalists are being threatened of murder and rapes and the system does not come to their aide, which is a very shocking situation.



'I hope that this is a temporary phase and the Indian media will bounce back to its resilience,' he said.



Explaining the state of electronic media now-a-days, he said 'Government regulation is certainly not a solution, but self-regulation is the only utopian, which can certainly be found in the text book. I think the Model Code of Conduct (MCC), unfortunately, I have to keep quite now-a-days. I have not seen it in the last 20 days.

'The better choice I would try to propagate that the National Broadcaster Standard Authority (NBSA), created by the National Broadcasting Association, which could be the Model Code of Conduct for electronic media,' he added.

'Justice JS Verma made the regulations, constitutions and the model code of conduct for NBSA and many of the television channels and anchors were fined for violating the MCC,' Mr Quraishi said.

NBSA has fined many news channels and they had to apologise in their 'Prime Time slot,' for violating the MCC.

He further opined that those channels are not part of the NBSA or left out due to actions against them by NBSA, they should be brought under the purview of this organisation by the Government through an Act. There can be regulation that every channel will part of this NBSA, so that the discipline is maintained, he added.

Similarly, the Press Council should be given more powers, so that they can act against wrong doers in the print media, he said.

UNI AKS RJ 2222

More News

Central Advisory Board on Disability holds its 3rd meeting

19 Sep 2019 | 8:02 PM

New Delhi, Sep 19 (UNI) The third meeting of the Central Advisory Board on Disability, chaired by Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot, was held on Thursday.

see more..
After Oppn brickbats for 'silence', Mamata raises NRC bogey with Shah

After Oppn brickbats for 'silence', Mamata raises NRC bogey with Shah

19 Sep 2019 | 7:43 PM

New Delhi, Sep 19 (UNI) Under attack for not raising the vexed NRC issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday took up the matter with Union Home Minister Amit Shah but tried to confine the matter vis-a-vis Assam chiefly.

see more..

Centre decides to establish National Police University in Greater Noida

19 Sep 2019 | 7:37 PM

New Delhi, Sep 18 (UNI) Centre has decided to establish a world class National Police University (NPU) in Greater Noida in UP, a Home Ministry official said here on Thursday.

see more..
Delhi High Court rejects bail application of Deepak Talwar

Delhi High Court rejects bail application of Deepak Talwar

19 Sep 2019 | 7:35 PM

New Delhi, Sep 19 (UNI) Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed the bail application of lobbyist Deepak Talwar arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

see more..
image