Union Minister for Data and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Thursday mentioned he has famous the solutions put ahead by the Digital Information Publishers’ Affiliation (DNPA) after holding a gathering with them within the backdrop of latest digital media guidelines.
The minister mentioned he held an interplay by video-conference with the representatives of the DNPA, together with from India Right now, Dainik Bhaskar, Hindustan Instances, Indian Categorical, Instances of India, ABP, Eenadu, Dainik Jagran and Lokmat, within the backdrop of the IT (Middleman Tips and Digital Media Ethics Code) Guidelines, 2021.
“In a follow-up to a gathering with OTT platforms, held an interplay with Digital Information Publishers Affiliation right now. Mentioned the brand new guidelines for digital media. They welcomed the brand new guidelines and supplied few solutions which I’ve famous,” he mentioned in a tweet.
Addressing the contributors just about, Mr Javadekar knowledgeable them that the brand new guidelines positioned sure tasks on digital information publishers.
“These embrace adherence to a code of ethics such because the norms of journalistic conduct framed by the Press Council of India and the Programme Code beneath the Cable Tv Community Act.
“Additional, to redress grievances of residents, the foundations have supplied for a three-tier grievance redressal mechanism, of which the primary and second tier can be of the digital information publishers and self-regulatory our bodies constituted by them,” he was quoted as saying in a press release issued by the knowledge and broadcasting ministry.
In response to the brand new guidelines, digital information publishers would even be required to furnish some primary data to the ministry in a easy kind, which is being finalised, and periodically, they’d be required to put the main points of the grievance redressal measures undertaken by them within the public area.
Mr Javadekar mentioned the print media in addition to tv channels have a digital presence, the place the content material is sort of the identical as that on the normal platforms.
“Nevertheless, there are contents which seem solely on the digital platform. This aside, there are a number of entities that are solely on the digital platform. Accordingly, the foundations search to cowl the information on digital media in order to carry them at par with the normal media,” he mentioned.
The contributors, whereas welcoming the brand new guidelines, acknowledged that the audio-visual and the print media have been following the laid down norms of the Cable Tv Community Act and the Press Council Act for a really very long time, the assertion mentioned.
They mentioned for publishing the digital content material, the publishers comply with the prevailing norms of the normal platforms and felt that it needs to be handled in another way than these information publishers who’re solely on a digital platform.
Mr Javadekar thanked the contributors for expressing their views and acknowledged that the federal government will pay attention to the identical and proceed with this consultative course of for the general development of the media trade, the assertion mentioned.