AP by-polls: State EC for `fair` media reporting

Andhra Pradesh election commission on Wednesday stressed upon the need to ensure fair media reporting without `paid news`.

Hyderabad: Ahead of the by-polls to seven Assembly constituencies scheduled for March 18, Andhra Pradesh election commission on Wednesday stressed upon the need to ensure fair media reporting without `paid news`.
State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Bhanwar Lal on Wednesday held a meeting with the print and electronic media to discuss about `paid news`.
Underlining the need to ensure fairness in media reports and to see that `paid news` does not appear in newspapers and electronic media, Lal explained about the mechanism put in place to monitor if `paid news` appeared anywhere in the run-up to the by-elections.

Press Council of India (PCI) member K Amarnath gave a perspective on the issue and highlighted the need to eliminate the phenomenon of paid news.

PTI

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