Digital Media

States, UTs can’t administer new digital norms: MIB

The central government has told all states and union territories that the power to administer the new rules on digital media publications has not been delegated to them, a day after the Union government overturned a Manipur district magistrate's order issued under the recently implemented guidelines. In an office memorandum, the Ministry of  ...

India proposes Cinematograph Act changes for digital age

78 MSO licenses cancelled, surrendered

The licences of 78 MSOs were either cancelled by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting or surrendered by the companies concerned, according to Indian government data.

As on March 1, 2021, there were 1,715 registered MSOs in India of which six were granted licences to operate in Ja...

Prasad, Javadekar blame industry for failing to self regulate

Prasad, Javadekar blame industry for failing to self regulate

The Indian government blamed the social media and OTT platforms today in failing to come up with effective self regulatory mechanisms on disputable content despite nudges and consultations and this forced the government’s hand in coming out with a broad set of rules to guide the industry. While Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakas...