Take A Look At Digital Media First: Centre To Top Court On Standards For TV Media


    The government has actually prompted the leading court to designate Amicus Curiae or a panel to help the court. (File)

    New Delhi:

    The Supreme Court need to look into managing digital media before electronic media when it concerns putting down requirements, as it has much more impact, the government has told the top court.

    In a statement on putting down standards for electronic media ahead of a hearing today, the government has stated that the court needs to first look at digital media since of its reach and impact.

    ” Digital media has faster reach, prospective to end up being viral due to apps like WhatsApp and Facebook,” states the Centre’s affidavit to the Supreme Court.

    ” Digital media has serious impact and because of its potential, the court should first take up digital media,” it says.

    The federal government likewise states there is “sufficient structure and judgments” on electronic media and print media. “The issue of balancing flexibility of speech and responsible journalism has already been governed by statutory arrangements and judgments,” it states, adding that electronic media is governed by earlier cases and precedents.

    The government has actually also advised the leading court to select Amicus Curiae – a buddy of the court– or a panel to assist the court in deciding on guidelines.

    The centre’s affidavit is linked to a case against a personal TELEVISION channel, Sudarshan TELEVISION, over a show that claims “Muslims are penetrating” federal government services. On a petition, the program was postponed by the court on premises that it tries to vilify Muslims. “You can not target one community and brand them in a specific way,” the leading court said on Tuesday, restraining Sudarshan TELEVISION from airing its “UPSC Jihad” episodes on the show “Bindas Bol”.

    In the Tuesday hearing, the Supreme Court voiced concern about the race for TRPs and “sensationalism” on TELEVISION and had actually stated it would set up a panel to suggest requirements for electronic media. Journalistic flexibility is not outright, the judges said, requiring a panel of five recognized people to come up with standards for electronic media.

    The court’s sharp observations were linked to issues over the grisly, no-holds-barred and often ethics-challenged coverage of the Sushant Singh Rajput death investigations by some channels.

    When the Press Council of India stated guidelines are in location, Justice DY Chandrachud shot back: “Actually? If things would have been so hunky-dory then we would not need to see what we see on TV every day.”

    The News Broadcasters Association has actually stated in its affidavit that if any channel breaks the code and is condemned in a questions, it must be fined approximately Rs 1 lakh.


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