At a meeting with senior journalists and editors on October 10, 2011, newly-appointed Chairman of the Press Council of India, Markandey Katju, warned, “If media proves incorrigible, harsh measures may be required”. Such measures could include imposing heavy fines on defaulters, stopping government advertisements for them and even suspending their licence.
October 8, 2011, saw the unveiling of the book titled ‘Television Ki Bhasha’ (Language of Television) by no less than eight leading editors of the country. The book has been written by Harish Chandra Barnwal, senior journalist and Executive Producer at IBN7.
In a bid to further strengthen its position in the Madhya Pradesh market, Naidunia has launched a new edition, ‘Navdunia Fast’, in Bhopal on August 17, 2011. The focus of this eight-paged paper, which has a cover price of Rs 1.50, is to report immediately and pick up hyper local news.