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Digital Communication, Broadcasting Platforms Saw Significant Changes In 2021

Jan 03, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

To celebrate 75 years of the country's independence, Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav was launched, as a part of which, several exhibitions were held across the country, featuring major landmarks of India's struggle for independence

Govt Doesn't Agree With India's Rank In World Press Freedom Index: I&B Minister

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The minister asserted that the government is committed to ensure the right to freedom of speech and expression enshrined under Article 19 of the Constitution of India.

Information And Broadcasting Ministry Issues Order For Blocking 20 Anti-India YouTube Channels And Two Websites

Of the 20 YouTube channels, the information and broadcasting minister said 15 were run by the Naya Pakistan Group(NPG).

I&B Ministry Launches Telegram Account To Counter Fake News

Sep 14, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

This is one of the few government entities to have a telegram channel.

Ravi Shankar Prasad Warns Social Media Platforms Of Strict Action Against Non-Compliance Of India's Law

The warning came a day after Prasad's ministry rebuked Twitter for not complying with its orders to take down inflammatory content.

19 November, 2020

Sudarshan TV Row: SC Takes Note Of Centre’s Affidavit, Defers Hearing By Two Weeks


Supreme court defers the hearing by two weeks while asking the contesting parties to go through the Centre’s reply for filing the rejoinder.

19 November, 2020

Centre Allows Controversial Sudarshan TV Programme But With Change


The ministry said the telecast of the remaining episodes of the programme would be subject to the order of the apex court in the pending matter.

11 November, 2020

Government Brings Online Films, Audio-Visual Programmes And News Under I&B Ministry

Outlook Web Bureau

At present, there is no law or autonomous body governing digital content.

05 November, 2020

HC Asks I&B Ministry To Probe Display Of RTI Activists' Details On Website


The order directed the Ministry to look into the enclosure of personal details of RTI activists on its website.

21 October, 2020

Central Govt Announces Rs. 3,737Cr Festive Bonus For 30.67 Lakh Employees


The bonus, to be disbursed to Central government employees in a week’s time, aims to boost spending by middle class.

09 October, 2020

Private Satellite TV Channels To Adhere To Programme Code: I&B Ministry


The advisory comes in the wake of actor Rakul Preet Singh's plea in the Delhi High Court alleging defamatory programs being run against her.


09 October, 2020

If There’s Evidence Of TRP Manipulations, I&B Ministry Can Cancel Channel's Licence: Manish Tewari

Satish Padmanabhan

Former I&B minister Manish Tewari talks about how TRP numbers have always been suspect in India, if fraud or cheating is established, the top CEOs and anchors of TV channels can be arrested, and much more.

21 September, 2020

‘Regulation Of Digital Media Is The Need Of The Hour,’ Centre Tells SC


‘Print & electronic media rarely cross the line, while digital media is completely uncontrolled, it spreads venomous hatred’ centre tells the Supreme Court in a fresh affidavit.

17 September, 2020

Sudarshan TV Seeks Live Telecast Of SC Hearing Against The UPSC Jihad Programme


Sudharshan TV Case: The channel in the application filed claims that lakhs and crores of its viewers want to know about the legal proceedings conducted in the court and hear the points of arguments being raised by the parties.

13 August, 2020

Restore 'Civility' In TV Debates: Congress Spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill To I&B Ministry


'Constant interruptions coupled with toxic and defamatory smears impact the mental and physical well-being of all individuals on the panel,' Congress spokesperson Jaiveer Shergill said in the letter.

08 March, 2020

Ban Imposed Under Pressure From Kerala BJP Leaders: Asianet News Editor

Preetha Nair

Editor of Asianet News Editor M G Radhakrishnan tells Outlook the ban on two Malayalam news channels was a 'naked attack' on press freedom

07 March, 2020

'Freedom Of Press Absolutely Essential': Javadekar On Revoking Ban Two Kerala News Channels

Outlook Web Bureau

Referring to the Emergency, Prakash Javadekar said the freedom of press was suppressed in those days.


12 December, 2019

CAB Protests: Govt Cautions TV Channels Against Airing Content Likely To 'Incite Violence'

Outlook Web Bureau

The advisory comes as Northeast states like Assam and Tripura are witnessing violence and protests after passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) In Parliament.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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