Fresh advisory to private satellite TV channels

Tags: National Science and Technology

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has advised all private satellite TV channels to refrain from publishing and broadcasting any material that violates the provisions of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995.

  • In recent times, several satellite TV channels have presented incidents and their coverage in a manner that is unauthentic, misleading, sensational.

  • In addition, several media reports were found using socially unacceptable language and comments.

  • Channels reporting on the Ukraine-Russia conflict made exaggerated headlines, journalists made baseless and fabricated claims, and exaggerations were used to provoke viewers.

  • In the case of Delhi violence also some TV channels broadcast provocative headlines and videos of violence.

  • This can incite communal hatred between communities and disturb peace and law and order.

  • According to the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, cable service should not carry any program that criticises friendly countries and threatens to attack religions or communities.

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