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SC sends notice to Centre on plea to regulate TV channels’ content

The SC on Thursday issued notice to the Centre on a plea seeking setting up of an independent regulatory authority to oversee all aspects of broadcasting media, including the contents of their programmes. It also issued notice to the Indian Broadcasting Foundation, News Broadcasters Association, Association of Radio Operators for India, and Advertising Standards Council of India.

A bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjan Gogoi issued notice on the PIL by a society MediaWatch India. Society’s counsel Kamini Jaiswal sought an independent regulatory authority and pleaded for putting in place a credible and systematic grievance redressal mechanism.
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