Top Story

e4m_logo.png

Home >> Media – Print >> Article

Govt yet to form GoM for print media policy review

22-October-2004
Font Size   16
Share
Govt yet to form GoM for print media policy review

More than three weeks after the Cabinet decided to set up a group of ministers (GoM) to review the print media policy, there’s no word yet on the constitution of the GoM. Till a comprehensive media policy is framed, several print media applications, either seeking foreign investments or wanting to reprint from India, may remain pending, sources in the government indicated.

The cabinet secretariat is yet to issue an order on the constitution of the GoM. However, the various ministries that are likely to be represented in the GoM, include information and broadcasting, law, finance, home and external affairs, sources said. The ministries concerned would prepare working papers soon on the issue, they added.

The Cabinet announced the GoM to take a “comprehensive look” at the print media policy and “the violations that may have occurred,” in the past. This decision came when the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry suggested amendments to the Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act, 1867, to strengthen print media norms. The I&B ministry move was a reaction to International Herald Tribune (IHT) printing from India. As per print media guidelines, foreign publications are not allowed to print/publish from India.

Among the issues that the GoM is likely to examine are printing of foreign publications from India, foreign investment cap in newspapers, norms for speciality journals and definition of speciality journals.

Tags

Markus Noder, Managing Partner, Serviceplan International, shared innovative tools, ideas and methodologies to generate tangible business values

The primary reason that led to growth of OTT is the constant improvement of internet speed and service across the country: Sandeep Gupta, ACT Fibernet

Siddharth Kumar Tewary, Founder, Chief Creative, One Life Studios and Swastik Productions, on owning the IP on his most ambitious project 'Porus,' the risk of recovering its cost and his distribution strategy

Webscale plans to build the brand around smooth operations for the e-commerce sector and then move on to demand generation

The Tata Group is considering review of its Public Relations mandate which is currently handled by PR firm Edelman in association with Rediffusion. The review is likely to happen post January 2018.

KVL Narayan Rao, Group CEO, and Executive Vice Chairman of NDTV passed away at 63 after battling cancer for two years

Week 44 (October 29-November 4, 2017) of RAM Ratings saw Big FM and Fever FM dominating Mumbai. Meanwhile Fever, Radio City and Radio Mirchi dominated Delhi, Bangalore and Kolkata respectively.