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Refrain from sensational & provocative coverage: MIB Ministry to TV channels

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has advised private television channels to avoid “sensational” and “provocative” coverage of the north-west Delhi violence and the Ukraine-Russian conflict. In its advisory, the

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has advised private television channels to avoid “sensational” and “provocative” coverage of the north-west Delhi violence and the Ukraine-Russian conflict.

In its advisory, the ministry of information and broadcasting said, “It has, however, been found that in the recent past several Satellite TV channels have carried out coverage of events and incidents in a manner which appears to be unauthentic, misleading, sensational and using socially unacceptable language and remarks, offending good taste, and decency, and obscene and defamatory and having communal overtones, all of which appear to be violative of the Programme Code and infringement of the provisions of sub-section (2) of Section 20 of the aforementioned Act.”

The advisory said channels were making false claims and “misquoting international agencies/actors” on the Ukraine war and that they used “scandalous headlines/taglines” completely unrelated to news items.

It also observed that many journalists and news anchors of these channels made “fabricated and hyperbolic” statements intending to incite the audience.

It also said that certain debates on television channels on the incidents in northwest Delhi had unparliamentarily, provocative, and socially unacceptable language.

During the Delhi riots, the ministry took objection to a news channel repeatedly carrying a video clipping of a man belonging to a specific community carrying a sword, and claims made by another that the violence targeting the religious procession was pre-planned.

The ministry has also cautioned private TV channels against broadcasting debates having unparliamentary, provocative, and socially unacceptable language, communal remarks, and derogatory references which may have a negative psychological impact on viewers and may also incite communal disharmony and disturb the peace at large.

First Published: 23rd April, 2022 15:35 IST

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