Officials familiar with the matter told News18 that the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) will make the final decision on launching a new program code for the state-run All India Radio (AIR), though Has also been implemented. .
As reported here last month, the joint program code of All India Radio (AIR) and Dordarshan (DD) – a basic list of state broadcasters allowed to broadcast – is being expanded. So that it can be expanded so that it can be made comprehensive. Challenges in the field of programming.
According to government officials, the updated program code has recently been implemented for Dordarshan.
“But for AIR, the decision will have to be taken in consultation with the Ministry of I&B. Licenses are issued, “an All India Radio official told News18.
Program code that follows DD and AIR is also called AIR broadcast code.
India currently has about 380 private FM channels and 350 community radio stations.
Currently, private FM channels are not allowed to make their own news but they are allowed to broadcast news broadcast by AIR.
The proposed program code extends the current one with at least 14 additional points, some of which include programs and advertising codes under the Cable TV Network Rules, 1994, which broadcast content via private satellite channels. Control.
The updated code states that AIR and DD will not broadcast programs that misuse or misrepresent the national flag, national emblem, national anthem and map of India. Or broadcast programs that could cause chaos in Center-State relations.
Other new provisions of the Code include not allowing broadcasters to broadcast programs that promote inappropriate and out-of-context advertisements of individuals, entities or organizations, in violation of existing laws, including the Copyright Act. The provisions of 1957 add to the social inequalities and evils. Such as caste, child marriage, dowry, alcohol, and drug use, among others.
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