Union I&B Minister Anurag Thakur on Wednesday said that the govt is drafting a bill to regulate digital media. He claimed that the bill has now evolved to include multiple dimensions owing to the growth of electronic and digital media.

The minister also confirmed that the central govt would soon introduce a new law to make the registration process for newspapers simpler. He also urged the media to do its work "responsibly" and avoid creating an atmosphere of "fear and confusion."

    

Centre to soon implement law to regulate digital media, confirms I&B Minister Anurag Thakur

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Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Anurag Thakur said that the government is drafting a bill to regulate digital media.

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Speaking at an event on Wednesday he claimed that while news transmission used to be one-way in the past, it has now evolved to include multiple dimensions owing to the growth of electronic and digital media.

Thakur further said that digital media now enables even small news from a village to reach the national platform. According to him, the government has left most of the print, electronic, and digital media to self-regulation.

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He also urged the media to do its work "responsibly" and avoid creating an atmosphere of "fear and confusion."

Meanwhile, at the event, the minister assured journalists that the Centre takes care of their interests and added that financial assistance was provided to families of the journalists who died of COVID-19.