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Press Council of India

We stand for press freedom, says PCI

Media bodies had criticised the affidavit and 11 PCI members had demanded an emergency meeting to convince the chairman to withdraw it.

19 Sep 2019 2:37 AM

Press Council of India moves to SC against petition on communication blockade in J&K

The application on behalf of the PCI was filed by advocate Anshuman Ashok on Friday.

24 Aug 2019 2:12 PM

Media gag an early warning

In a sign of unease, Friday night's dinner did not have the numbers that Ms Sitharaman’s highly respected predecessor Arun Jaitley, attracted.

14 Jul 2019 12:01 AM

Journalists meet PCI over finance ministry curbs

The finance ministry has banned govt-accredited mediapersons from entering the ministry without prior appointment.

12 Jul 2019 4:33 AM

Why media houses not prosecuted for disclosing identity of sexual assault victims: SC

It asked PCI, NBSA, the Editors Guild and the Indian Broadcasting Federation to file their affidavit on the issue within three weeks.

22 Oct 2018 9:07 PM


PCI may soon issue advisory on term ‘dalit’

Sources stated the I&B ministry is unlikely to issue any advisory on its part and is expected to ask the PCI to take a call on the issue.

13 Jun 2018 2:21 AM

Netas create false news; the Press is their victim

The order was withdrawn the very next day — on the directions from PM Narendra Modi’s office — after outrage from the media and the public.

15 Apr 2018 6:11 AM

Nothing wrong if govt intends to take steps to check fake news: Press Council

The Press Council's comments came after PM Narendra Modi ordered the I&B Ministry to cancel its fake news order.

04 Apr 2018 12:11 PM

BJP MP who defended editor accused of fake news is member of Press Council

PM Narendra Modi cancelled his own govt’s order over fake news and said that matter should be addressed only by Press Council of India.

04 Apr 2018 10:34 AM

PM Modi snubs Smriti Irani, forces U-turn on ‘fake news’ move

The I&B ministry decision drew sharp criticism from the Opposition parties as well as from press bodies.

04 Apr 2018 1:06 AM


Editors Guild condemns I&B ministry's fake news order, thanks Modi for intervening

The guild was discontent over the fact that Centre’s faith rests only on the Press Council of India to deliver justice in such cases.

03 Apr 2018 7:13 PM

Restricting media equals to killing democracy: Sheila Dixit on fake news

In a bid to check spread of fake news, the govt came out with new rules for issuing and withdrawing Press Information Bureau tag to journos.

03 Apr 2018 3:48 PM

PM Modi directs I&B ministry to withdraw fake news order

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the matter should only be addressed in Press Council of India.

03 Apr 2018 12:48 PM

Journalists could lose accreditation permanently for fake news: Govt

According to amended rules, publication, telecast of fake news would result in 6-month-suspension of journalist in first violation.

03 Apr 2018 8:18 AM

Hike in allowance to Press Council of India members

Govt likely to increase sitting fee 6-fold from Rs 1,000 to Rs 6,000.

26 Dec 2017 7:07 AM


Election Commission drops showcause notice on Rahul Gandhi

The poll body also decided to set up a panel to suggest amendments to a provision in the election law barring campaigning 48 hours ahead of polling.

18 Dec 2017 2:18 AM

‘Is use of dalit word by media legal?’

Delhi HC tells petitioner to approach Press Council of India with complaint.

07 Dec 2017 7:02 AM

PCI seeks probe into murder of journalist

Claiming that attacks on journalists was a worrying trend, the resolution demanded a time bound action from state governments.

23 Sep 2017 2:13 AM

Let’s stand up against anarchy

It is with profound regret and utmost sorrow I write that whatever I prophesied has come true in the past 40 odd months.

16 Sep 2017 3:15 AM

Journalist Gauri Lankesh murder sparks outrage across India

Sources said home minister Rajnath Singh directed home secretary Rajiv Gauba to seek a report on the murder from the Karnataka government.

07 Sep 2017 5:54 AM