Press Council panel to visit Telangana over CM's threat to media

A three-member committee of the Press Council of India (PCI), constituted to look into Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's alleged threat to the media, will be visiting the state from Tuesday for a public hearing.

Katju wants TV, social media under Press Council

The Press Council of India (PCI) should be renamed and its scope should be expanded to include television as well as web and social media, its chairman Markandey Katju said Monday.

Opinion polls should be conducted in objective manner: NCP

NCP, a key constituent of the UPA, does not favour a ban on opinion polls ahead of elections, but wanted a body like the Press Council to ensure that they are "not sponsored" like paid news.

Mumbai gang-rape: Press Council panel begins work

The inquiry committee appointed by the Press Council of India to look into the facts of the gang rape of a 23-year-old photojournalist here, today held talks with Home Minister R R Patil and police commissioner Satyapal Singh.

Wind up Press Council or revamp it: Parliamentary panel

Regretting lack of "effective" government action to tackle paid news, a parliamentary panel has suggested constitution of a stutory body.

Unfazed by BJP attack, Katju calls Jaitley`s remarks reckless

Under attack from BJP, Press Council chief Markandey Katju accused opposition leader Arun Jaitley of making "reckless" allegations by twisting facts and said he should take "sanyas" from politics.

Katju warns of legal action if press wrongly denied govt ads

Hitting out at governments for stopping advertisements to publications over "critical" articles, Press Council chairperson Markandey Katju said it will not tolerate it and shall take legal action.

Katju slams politicians for being `intolerant` towards media

Press Council chief Markandey Katju on Wednesday said such increasingly intolerant behaviour by politicians against journalists was unacceptable in democracy.

Sakshi writes to Press Council against CBI action

Sakshi media house filed an application with the Editors` Guild and the Press Council of India against CBI`s action of freezing its bank accounts.

Press Council to challenge HC order in SC: Katju

Terming as “not correct" the Allahabad HC order which prohibited all media reports related to troop movements, Justice Markandey Katju said that the Council would soon challenge it in the SC.

Lokpal may increase corruption: Katju

The Bill can create a parallel bureaucracy that could turn into a”Frankenstein monster" and double or triple corruption, Markandey Katju said.

Idea of Lokpal would create blackmailers: Katju

Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju on Tuesday trashed the idea of setting up Lokpal saying it was "completely unworkable".

Katju`s remarks not against entire media: Council

The statement also denied that Justice Katju asked members of the Council to walk out when he refused to apologise for his earlier remarks.

IJA criticises Katju`s observations on scribes

The Indian Journalists` Association criticised Press Council chairman Markandey Katju for his comments on the intellectual capacity of journalists and
urged the Centre to ignore such "ill-conceived" views.

`Electronic media should be under PC’s purview`

Press Council chairman Markandey Katju thought TV debates were frivolous.

Make public paid-news report: CIC to PCI

The Central Information
Commission has directed the Press Council of India to make
public the report of two-member sub-committee on paid news as
part of suo motu disclosure mandated under the RTI Act.

Editors against setting up of Maha press council

Senior editors on Tuesday resolved to
oppose "tooth and nail" the Prithviraj Chavan government`s
move to set up Maharashtra Press Council in the state.

Lanka oppn claims revival of Press Council will harm scribes

Warning that re-establishment of the controversial Press Council would harm journos , Wickremasinghe has asked govt to abandon its move to revive the body.