The Election Commission will monitor six TV news channels, besides reviewing complaints through e-mail to the CEO, to deal with incidents promptly in coordination with the district magistrates during the second phase poll in West Bengal tomorrow.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday sought to play down the issue of advisory issued to TV channels by the Union government, saying the media has neither been gagged nor it can ever be.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday slammed television news channels for announcing the resignation of Pawan Kumar Bansal as the Union Railways Minister "hours" before he actually did so.
Government on Thursday said
availability of signals of several Pakistani and Chinese TV
channels in the country`s border areas was a matter of serious
concern and it was taking appropriate steps to counter this.
Taking a serious view of some TV
channels airing interviews of terrorists, the government on Wednesday
issued a fresh advisory to the electronic media to exercise
caution while covering incidents of terror attacks.
The Union Government
will create the Broadcasting Authority of India (BAI) on par
with TRAI, covering TV channels and Doordarshan, Union
Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting S Jagat