Indian Media Minister promotes Lankan-style self regulation

India’s Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni has convened a meeting of State information ministers to work out a formula for self regulation of the media, in Delhi on December 5, the Hindu reported.

Reacting to the recommendation of the Liberhan Commission calling for a regulator body for the media, Ms. Soni said that she favoured self regulation and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh too was for a media free from any kind of control as enshrined in the Constitution.

She pointed out that a task force comprising representatives of the Editors Guild of India, broadcasters, and the Secretary and Additional Secretary of her ministry were eliciting opinions of NGOs and civil society to arrive at a decision.

Ms. Soni regretted that the issue of setting up of regulator body has been hanging fire for well over 12 years with two bills falling through due to dissolution of the Lok Sabha, during which period various formations were in power at the Centre.

Sri Lanka is one of the countries where self regulation of the media is practised. The Sri Lanka Press Complains Commission is modelled after the Press Complains Commission in Britain.

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
Other News Articles
Pillayan withholds support for President
Commonwealth venue: Govt. launches counteroffensive
TNA looking at options
5 candidates in the fray
Buttala crash: High-level probe on what went wrong
Crashlanding in the East
Under the bridge Lankans facing health problems
Obeysekera case: AG appeals against acquittal of accused
General Fonseka demands enhanced security in fundamental rights petition
Education Ministry officials express displeasure at school closure
School re-opening requires clearance says CP Governor
Indian Media Minister promotes Lankan-style self regulation
A/H1N1: With upcoming poll, health officials warn of public gatherings
There’s a groundswell of opinion in favour of change: Hakeem
Devolution under 13th Amendment insufficient
Support for Palestine group affirms right to freedom
OMI golden jubilee to be celebrated in Kandy
Talk at the Cafe Spectator
Little change in essential food prices despite tax cuts
IDPs free to leave camp from Tuesday
Mother of all presidential battles
Gearing up for the election
Sifting boat people evidence for LTTE links
Lawyers want 17th Amendment implemented
Sinhala one of the world’s most creative scripts


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 2009 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved.| Site best viewed in IE ver 6.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution