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Discard Foreign Content Note, EGI Tells Press Council of India | India News


NEW DELHI: The Publishers Guild of India has asked the Press Council of India to withdraw its “ominous sounding warning” warning print media against the “unregulated circulation of foreign content”. The PCI, on November 25, issued an advisory to Indian newspapers saying that “unregulated circulation of foreign content is not desirable.”
The notice, which said it was in response to referrals received from the government on the “responsibility of Indian newspapers in the publication of foreign content”, recommended to the media that “publish foreign extracts in Indian newspapers with due verification, since the reporter, editor and publisher of such newspapers will be responsible for the content regardless of the source from which it comes received. ”
In response, the EGI said on Sunday it was “disturbed by the unprovoked warning.” “… It seems that the Council, which vows to self-regulate the media and believes that any government interference would be destructive to press freedom, is lending its weight to take a step that could bring some form of censorship and punitive action against those organizations that publish content, which in his opinion is seen as “undesirable,” he said.

Times of India