New Delhi, October 9
The Ministry of Data and Broadcasting on Friday requested all non-public satellite tv for pc tv channels to stick to the Programme Code and emphasised that no programme ought to criticise, malign or slander any particular person or sure teams.
The advisory comes within the wake of actor Rakul Preet Singh’s plea within the Delhi Excessive Court docket alleging defamatory programmes being run in opposition to her in reference to a medicine probe associated to the Sushant Singh Rajput dying case.
In its advisory, the ministry mentioned on variocus events up to now, it has issued advisories to non-public satellite tv for pc TV channels to broadcast content material strictly adhering to the Programme and Promoting Codes as prescribed below the Cable Tv Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 and the principles framed thereunder.
Consideration is drawn to the provisions of the Programme Code as per which no programme ought to comprise something obscene, defamatory, deliberate, false and suggestive innuendos and half truths, the advisory mentioned.
As per the Code, no programme ought to criticise, malign or slander any particular person in individual or sure teams, segments of social, public and ethical lifetime of the nation, the ministry mentioned.
“All non-public satellite tv for pc TV channels are requested to make sure compliance with the instructions above,” it mentioned.
The excessive courtroom had, in its September 17 order, mentioned, “It’s hoped that the media homes and tv channels would present restraint within the reporting and abide by the provisions of the Programme Code as additionally the assorted tips, each statutory and self regulatory, whereas making any report in relation to the petitioner.” — PTI