Centre to quickly implement legislation to control digital media, confirms I&B Minister Anurag Thakur

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2022-11-24 08:57:35

Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Anurag
Picture Supply : PTI/FILE Union Info and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Anurag Thakur

Highlights

  • Union Minister Thakur mentioned digital media has revolutionised information transmission
  • He mentioned Centre would quickly deliver a brand new legislation to switch the 1867 Press and Registration of Books Act
  • The I&B minister additionally urged media to work ‘responsibly’

Digital media regulation: Union Info and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Anurag Thakur mentioned that the federal government is drafting a invoice to control digital media.

Talking at an occasion on Wednesday (November 23), he claimed that whereas information transmission was once one-way up to now, it has now advanced to incorporate a number of dimensions owing to the expansion of digital and digital media.

Digital media revolutionised information transmission

Thakur additional mentioned that digital media now permits even small information from a village to succeed in the nationwide platform. In accordance with him, the federal government has left a lot of the print, digital, and digital media to self-regulation.

“Digital media presents alternatives in addition to challenges. To have a fantastic steadiness, the federal government will see what will be finished about this. I might say that adjustments need to be introduced into legislation, and we’ll deliver that to make your work easy and straightforward. We’re working to introduce a invoice,” Thakur added. 

Centre to switch the 1867 Press and Registration of Books Act

The I&B minister additionally confirmed that the central authorities would quickly introduce a brand new legislation to switch the 1867 Press and Registration of Books Act and that the registration course of for newspapers can be made easier.

Underneath the brand new legislation, the registration course of, which presently takes round 4 months, will be completed in every week by way of on-line mode, he mentioned. 

The I&B minister urges media to work ‘responsibly’ 

Thakur additionally mentioned newspapers ought to deliver the “proper information” earlier than most people on the “proper time.” He mentioned together with the shortcomings of the federal government, public welfare schemes and insurance policies of the federal government ought to attain to the widespread individuals.

He additionally urged the media to do its work “responsibly” and keep away from creating an environment of “concern and confusion.”

In the meantime, on the occasion, the minister assured journalists that the Centre takes care of their pursuits and added that monetary help was supplied to households of the journalists who died of COVID-19. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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