Indian Media

Advertising Standards Council of India

Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) is a self-regulatory voluntary organization of the advertising industry. It was founded in 1985 and is an NGO. Objective of the ASCI is to maintain and enhance the public’s confidence in advertising. Its mandate is that all advertising material must be truthful, legal and honest, decent and not objectify […]


Paid News in India

The Press Council of India (PCI) defines paid news as any news or analysis appearing in print or electronic media for consideration in cash or kind. However, it is very difficult to prove that a particular news or analysis appeared in newspaper was paid. So, there are challenges in defining and determining what constitutes or […]

Newspapers during British India

In 1684, British had established a printing Press in Bombay. However, even before that we have traces of Press in India. In 1550, the Portuguese had brought a Press Machine with them and the Jesuit of Goa published the first book in 1557. Since 1684, no newspaper was published in India in the company’s territories […]