Amid the controversy over Doordarshan`s censorship of Narendra Modi`s interview, it has come to light that the national broadcaster recently nixed a docu-drama on the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi – the Father of the Nation.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday took a jibe at the Congress-led UPA government over editing Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s interview by Doordarshan, saying that it does not provide even an `elbow room` to Prasar Bharati.
In the wake of a massive controversy over Narendra Modi`s interview to Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati on Friday distanced his organisation from the row saying it was completely left to the editorial team of DD News to go ahead and telecast it.
The I&B ministry is mulling making security clearance mandatory for candidates before appointment as Prasar Bharati board members in the backdrop of sexual assault charges against Tarun Tejpal, who had been selected for the post.
Government may have granted financial and operational autonomy to Prasar Bharati, but every tranche of state funding comes after several frustrating delays affecting its functioning, feels its CEO Jawhar Sircar.
A government-appointed committee is considering Universal Services Obligation (USO) levy on private channels to fund broadcasting by Prasar Bharati or provide fixed time to air programmes created by the public broadcaster.
The government is mulling curbing
powers of Prasar Bharati CEO in the backdrop of charges
against former head of the public broadcaster B S Lalli with
regard to Commonwealth Games contracts, an official said