Congress’ Manish Tewari and BJP’s Sambit Patra agree to disagree on governing internet

Manish Tewari, former Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Sambit Patra, National Spokesperson, BJP discuss ‘Freedom of Speech, its impact on...

Editors cautiously optimistic about said govt move of regulating journalism curriculum

exchange4media speaks to senior editors to seek their opinion on whether the govt should assign a regulatory body to monitor how journalism and mass c...

Arnab Goswami speaks at Oxford, Cambridge, House of Lords

Goswami was invited to deliver lectures on media freedom, transformative journalism and new age journalism

Broadcasters keep wishlist ready for new I&B Minister

From continued thrust on digitisation to a more reasonable ad cap, removal of carriage fees to more openness on self regulation - b'casters have sever...

#FutureProof: News TV prima donnas must disclose political affiliations

'Neutrality' being touted is neither here or there. The gang-up is pretty much obvious if we scratch beneath the veneer, says Rohit Bansal

Regional markets to put print industry in an upward trajectory: Manish Tewari

As per the I&B Minister, inherent advantages of the print industry - extensive reach, localisation benefits and ability to create trust & achieve high...

Indian Magazine Congress to kick off in Delhi on Feb 24

The two-day Congress will witness industry experts discussing on topics ranging from producing quality content & monetising digital to the power of re...

FDI in ratings agencies may save TAM from shutting down

While MIB Minister Manish Tewari has ruled out speculations on FDI in ratings agencies, he also said that there will be a separate reference to TRAI w...

Aaj Tak to hold 'Panchayat Aaj Tak' in Delhi tomorrow

Panchayat Aaj Tak is a day-long conclave that will bring together political leaders, ministers & Parliamentarians on one platform to share their thoug...

Industry welcomes MIB move to remove cable monopoly

Industry observers have said that the proposed guidelines for MSO modules by I&B Minister Manish Tewari will end the nuisance of cable monopoly, which...

IAA - India Chapter announces 2nd edition of IAA Leadership Awards

The Awards recognise excellence in marketing, advertising & media across 12 industry categories. The Awards ceremony will be held in Mumbai on March 1...

Manish Tewari rules out FDI in rating agencies

The I&B Minister has said that no FDI will be permitted in rating agencies till the time they do not have recommendations from the Telecom Regulatory...

Channels want govt to relook at security clearance decision of three yrs

The channels maintain that limiting of validity to three yrs has created an anomalous situation as permissions for uplinking & downlinking of channels...

MIB accepts TRAI's guidelines for accreditation of TV rating agencies

As per the guidelines, the minimum number of homes that a rating agency should measure should be 20,000, after which the number should be hiked by 10,...

Industry criticises Government's approach towards news channels

B'casters & editors speak against the UPA Govt's ban on opinion polls & boycotting of TV debates. The Govt should not try to curtail media in any mann...

Video: Govt should steer away from regulating free speech: Vikram Chandra

At the same time, there always are checks & balances to freedom of speech; we shouldn't have people making statements that incite any panic or religio...

We'll have independent external monitors for radio Phase III: Manish Tewari

The I&B Minister has said that external monitors are necessary following CVC & CAG's refusal to be part of the internal ministerial committee, which w...

Govt considering amendment of PCI Act before 2014 polls: Manish Tewari

The Govt is looking into the recommendations given by the Naresh Chandra panel regarding strategic communication in the context of national security b...

40% of STBs should be procured from domestic manufacturers: Uday Varma

With rising Dollar prices & imports becoming costlier, the former I&B Secy feels that it is time for local manufacturers to penetrate the STB market &...

We have asked MIB to conduct an external audit on the digitisation process: Manish Tewari

The audit will be done to gauge the satisfaction quotient of b'casters, MSOs, LCOs and consumers, and better the process in Phase III, says the I&B Mi...

Is the industry ready for radio Phase III auctions in Oct?

While the industry celebrated when I&B Minister Manish Tewari announced the roll-out of Phase III in Oct, we take a look at whether the radio fraterni...

Curbs on free speech, price controls impeding innovation in M&E sector: Uday Shankar

A web of processes, regulations and norms has stalled India's economic growth & the future of the country hinges on the ability to embrace new ideas,...

FM Phase III auctions by next month: Manish Tewari

The I&B Minister assured that the Government is putting in place certain processes and will make the e-auction bids as transparent & hassle free as po...

Vivid: Media under attack again, literally

Annurag Batra of exchange4media talks about assault on media, while in pursuit of truth, by Asaram's followers; he condemns the culture of blind faith...