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Press Council of India

The Press Council of India (PCI) was first set up in the year 1966 by the Parliament on the recommendations of the First Press Commission with the object of preserving the freedom of the press and of maintaining and improving the standards of press in India. Currently, it derives its mandate from Press Council Act, ..

November 16: National Press Day

National Press Day is observed every year on November 16, to commemorate the presence of responsible and independent press in India. Key Points The day also marks the establishment of Press Council of India as well as a day it started operating as a statutory and quasi-judicial establishment. Press and Media has a big responsibility ..

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November 16: National Press Day

Every year the National Press Day is celebrated on November 16. This is because the Press Council of India was established on November 16, 1966. The Press Council of India acts as a moral Watchdog for media. Also, the Press Council of India makes sure that the freedom of press is not controlled by the ..

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Rajasthan Patrika group chairman Gulab Kothari wins Raja Ram Mohan Roy Award by PCI 

The Press Council of India (PCI) has awarded this year’s Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award for Excellence in Journalism to Rajasthan Patrika group chairman Gulab Kothari. The awards will be presented on the occasion of National Press Day on 16 November 2019. The selection of awardees was carried out by a jury comprising of ..

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Press Council of India

The Press Council of India is a statutory body responsible for adjudicating the press in India. It was formed in 1966 by an act of parliament. What is the Press Council of India? The Press Council of India is a self-regulatory body for the press. It operates on a principle similar to that of democracy ..

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PCI guidelines on Election Reporting and Paid News

The Press Council of India (PCI) has issued the guidelines for the media to give objective reports about the election and cautioned it against the phenomenon of paid news. The guidelines call for: Newspapers are not expected to indulge in unhealthy election campaigns, exaggerated reports about any candidate or party during the elections. PCI cautioned the ..

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