Newscast,New Delhi:-Over the years Indian Media has transformed into the parasite wing of democracy.The mainstream media was turned into paid media since electronic media inroaded Indian media market.
The fake media is the recent achievement of India and mostly Modi is the real creator of this fake media.Late Gouri Lankesh had narrated in details in her several articles about the fake media revolving around Modi.So naturally no one can batter understand the perils of fake media then Modi.
To threaten the voice of Media yesterday Modi Government announced to cancel accreditation of Journalists those who are spreading fake news.All journalists are not accredited and accreditation is not a mandatory field to be a good journalist.But surely accredited are a privileged group of journalists.This group enjoy a lot of Government facilities and mostly are the real hypocrites of this profession.What they do besides journalism is clear and loud in the Nira Radia tape.
By loosing accrddiation they may miss the cocktail dinners of Taj and Le-meriden but journalism would not be affected by the threatning of Government.
In a press release yesterday Government notified, “Noticing the increasing instances of fake news in various mediums including print and electronic media, the Government has amended the Guidelines for Accreditation of Journalists. Now on receiving any complaints of such instances of fake news, the same would get referred to the Press Council of India (PCI) if it pertains to print media & to News Broadcasters Association (NBA) if it relates to electronic media, for determination of the news item being fake or not.
Determination is expected to be completed within 15 days by these regulating agencies. Once the complaint is registered for determination of fake news, the correspondent/journalist whoever created and/or propagated the fake news will, if accredited, have the accreditation suspended till such time the determination regarding the fake news is made by the regulating agencies mentioned above”.
The Accreditation Committee of the PIB which consists of representative of both PCI and NBA shall be invariably be reached out to for validating any accreditation request of any news media agency. While any confirmation of publication or telecast of fake news having been confirmed by any of these agencies, the accreditation shall be suspended for a period of 6 months in the first violation and for one year in the case of 2 nd violation and in the event of 3rd violation it would be cancelled permanently.
While examining the requests seeking accreditation, the regulatory agencies will examine whether the `Norms of Journalistic Conduct’ and `Code of Ethics and Broadcasting Standards’ prescribed by the PCI and NBA respectively are adhered to by the journalists as part of their functioning. It would be obligatory for journalists to abide by these guidelines.
Barely within 24 hours of its declaration Government withdrawn this Historic notification.As a responsible Media House we have a strong opinion that fake people of this noble profession should be identified and punished,but what made Government compel to withdraw this decision and what is the real nexus between the Government and Media must be clarified.