New Delhi: Days after the Centre introduced new tips for digital media, the Union Minister of Data & Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar on Thursday held an interplay with the representatives of Digital Information Publishers Affiliation (DNPA) within the backdrop of the IT (Middleman Tips and Digital Media Ethics Code) Guidelines, 2021.
In line with an official announcement made by the federal government, Javadekar spoke with representatives of varied media homes together with ABP Community, India Right this moment, Dainik Bhaskar, Hindustan Occasions, Indian Specific, Occasions of India and others by way of video conferencing.
The Union Minister knowledgeable media representatives that the brand new guidelines have positioned “sure obligations on digital information publishers”. These embrace adherence to Code of Ethics such because the norms of journalistic conduct framed by the Press Council of India and the Programme Code below the Cable Tv Community Act.
“The digital information publishers would even be required to furnish some primary info to the Ministry in a easy kind which is being finalised and periodically they’d be required to position in public area the grievance redressal undertaken by them,” Javadekar mentioned.
Within the official press launch, authorities mentioned that the members welcomed the brand new tips however “felt that they need to be handled in a different way than these information publishers who’re solely on the digital platform”.
The Union authorities, final month, got here up with new stringent tips for digital media platforms together with code of ethics for over-the-top (OTT) platforms and social media. The federal government additionally mentioned that digital publishers should be self-governed on the traces of print media which has to observe the press council code.