India PM Narendra Modi overturns ministry crackdown on fake news

India PM Narendra Modi overturns ministry crackdown on fake news
 

India Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered his minister to withdraw an order that sought to "punish" journalists accused of fake news.
Information minister Smriti Irani's announcement that the government would suspend the accreditation of journalists found producing fake news had drawn widespread condemnation.
The order had also proposed amended guidelines for obtaining accreditation.
Indian journalists and editors had called the order an "attack on press".
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had justified its order, saying it had been necessitated due to... read more

 
3 April 2018 in World News, Views: 78
Source: BBC
Share:
 




News Widget for Webmasters


Realtime News

 

«
»
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
            1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31