MINISTRY OF INFORMATION & BROADCASTING

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I&B ministry’s advisory on media persons covering COVID-19

The I&B ministry has issued an advisory to print and electronic media calling on journalists covering coronavirus-related incidents to take precautions. The decision was taken in the wake of a large number of media persons contracting COVID-19.

This has asked management of media houses to take all precautionary measures to take all care of their field as well as office staff. The advisory also asked management of media houses to take necessary care to them. It has come to the notice of the Ministry that a large number of media persons have recently contracted COVID-19 while covering the happenings in certain parts of the country.

In view of the fact that media persons, including reporters, cameramen, photographers, etc. are covering incidents relating to COVID-19 in various parts of the country involving travel, amongst others, to containment zones, hotspots and other COVID-affected areas, it is advised that all such media persons may take due health and related precautions while performing their duties. The advisory says. "Management of media houses is requested to take necessary care of their field staff as well as office staff," it said.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation collected swab samples of 171 media persons and out of 171 media persons, 53 have tested positive for coronavirus.

23 Apr 2020
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MEA for tough action: Foreign media under watch

Ministry of External Affairs of India is treading very carefully on the issue of deporting foreign journalists producing unsubstantiated or one-sided reports on Delhi riots. Ministry of information and broadcasting is monitoring reporting by foreign media on the day to day basis. A complaint against Wall Street Journal’s South Asia bureau head Eric Bellman has been registered whose reporting has been found the most biased.

Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has acknowledged that complain against Eric Bellman has been registered on government’s online grievance redressal platform which has been referred to the related office. Actually the ministry is trying to play it down by calling it a routine matter and no such decision of his deportation is taken so far. 

However, sources said that the government will is keeping a watch on the writings of foreign journalist and in case it is found objectionable, the government will not hesitate to initiate appropriate action including deportation. A section of people in the government have advised to refrain from taking such a drastic measure at the moment but the government is also of the view that it cannot remain mute a spectator on misinformation campaign.                                                                                             

14 Mar 2020
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I&B ministry’s advisory on media persons covering COVID-19

By IndianMandarins 23 Apr 2020

The I&B ministry has issued an advisory to print and electronic media calling on journalists covering coronavirus-related incidents to take precautions. The decision was taken in the wake of a large number of media persons contracting COVID-19.

This has asked management of media houses to take all precautionary measures to take all care of their field as well as office staff. The advisory also asked management of media houses to take necessary care to them. It has come to the notice of the Ministry that a large number of media persons have recently contracted COVID-19 while covering the happenings in certain parts of the country.

In view of the fact that media persons, including reporters, cameramen, photographers, etc. are covering incidents relating to COVID-19 in various parts of the country involving travel, amongst others, to containment zones, hotspots and other COVID-affected areas, it is advised that all such media persons may take due health and related precautions while performing their duties. The advisory says. "Management of media houses is requested to take necessary care of their field staff as well as office staff," it said.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation collected swab samples of 171 media persons and out of 171 media persons, 53 have tested positive for coronavirus.

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MEA for tough action: Foreign media under watch

By IndianMandarins 14 Mar 2020

Ministry of External Affairs of India is treading very carefully on the issue of deporting foreign journalists producing unsubstantiated or one-sided reports on Delhi riots. Ministry of information and broadcasting is monitoring reporting by foreign media on the day to day basis. A complaint against Wall Street Journal’s South Asia bureau head Eric Bellman has been registered whose reporting has been found the most biased.

Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar has acknowledged that complain against Eric Bellman has been registered on government’s online grievance redressal platform which has been referred to the related office. Actually the ministry is trying to play it down by calling it a routine matter and no such decision of his deportation is taken so far. 

However, sources said that the government will is keeping a watch on the writings of foreign journalist and in case it is found objectionable, the government will not hesitate to initiate appropriate action including deportation. A section of people in the government have advised to refrain from taking such a drastic measure at the moment but the government is also of the view that it cannot remain mute a spectator on misinformation campaign.                                                                                             

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Two Deputy Director level officers shifted to PMO

By IndianMandarins 21 Oct 2019

If some well placed sources are to be believed two Deputy Director level officers have been moved from I&B Ministry to PMO. One of them was working as Deputy Director (Media & Communication) with I&B Ministry information however the other one was with Doordarshan. Both of them are experts in social media handling.

Abhinav Prakash was looking after social media of I&B ministry and he is likely to get the same responsibility in PMO. Similarly, Aashutosh Mohile who was also taking care of the social media of Doordarshan is likely to get similar responsibility. Reportedly, have already joined the PMO.

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I&B minister miffed over coverage in US: IIS officials may feel the heat

By IndianMandarins 25 Sep 2019

Union information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javdekar had already announced handing over content dissemination of the public broadcaster to professionals but what transpired in the US that infuriated the minister so much so that he had gone to the extent of saying that babus in news business take ages for the work that could be done in seconds.

 

The minister minces no words when he has to say anything as the present dispensation is more bothered about delivery. Both the PM and I&B minister are in the US on different official assignment but the way things were handled, that disappointed the minister who short of pressed the panic button by saying that professionals from outside must be brought in.

 

Minister’s outburst even got recorded in the television camera sending a ripple in the officials responsible for the job as traditionally visiting foreign countries with the PM or any minister was considered to be a leisure trip with not so much to do professionally. But this seems to be passé with the Modi government.

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Ms Kaur appointed Deputy Secretary, I&B

By IndianMandarins 31 Jul 2019

Ms Dhanpreet Kaur (IPS:2006:PB) was on Wednesday appointed Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting for a period ending 30.05.202 under CSS. She has been on Central deputation since 31.05.2016.

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I&B Ministry: Pingua repatriates prematurely

By IndianMandarins 22 Feb 2019

The ACC, on Thursday, cleared the proposal of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting for premature repatriation of Manoj Kumar Pingua (IAS:1994:CG) to the cadre state of Chhattisgarh on grounds of availing promotion in the cadre.

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Katoch’s tenure in I&B extended

By IndianMandarins 13 Oct 2018

The deputation tenure of Amit Katoch (IP&TA&FS:1998) has been extended for a period of 21 months beginning 07 November 2018. Currently he is posted as Director in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

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Ms Jyoti appointed Director, I&B

By IndianMandarins 04 Oct 2018

Ms Jyoti Mehta (IOFS:1994) was, on Thursday, appointed to the post of Director in Ministry of Information & Broadcasting for a period of five years.

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