Press Information Bureau Government of India

Government of india

Press Information Bureau [PIB] works under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting as the nodal agency on behalf of Government of India

Address:

Press Information Bureau

Shastri Bhawan
National Media Centre

Zonal Office:

LUCKNOW

PIB, Hall No. 1, First Floor,
Kendriya Bhawan, Sector H,
Aliganj, Lucknow-226024

CHANDIGARH

PIB, Block-5, Kendriya Sadan,
Sector 9-A, Chandigarh –
16000

KOLKATA

PIB, Govt. of India,
8, Esplanade East,
Kolkata– 700 069

MUMBAI

PIB, Pratishtha Bhawan,
Annexe, 101, Maharshi Karve
Road,
New Marinelines, Mumbai –
400 020

JAIPUR

PIB, 310-311 Kendriya
Sadan, A- Block, Sector-10,
Vidhyadhar Nagar, Jaipur302039

Picturization of movie which involves the actress with a wink is not blasphemous-SC

Section 295A does not penalise any and every act of insult to or attempt to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of a class of citizens but it penalises only those acts of insults to or those varieties of attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of a class of citizens which are perpetrated with the deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of that class. Insults to religion offered unwittingly or carelessly or without any deliberate or malicious intention to outrage the religious feelings of that class do not come within the sanction.

  1. As we perceive, the intervenor, who was an informant in F.I.R. No.34 of 2018, in all possibility has been an enthusiast to gain a mileage from the F.I.R., though the same was really not warranted. What is urged before us is that picturization which involves the actress with a wink is blasphemous. Barring that there is no other allegation. Such an allegation, even if it is true, would not come within the ambit and sweep of Section 295A I.P.C.
  2. In view of the aforesaid, we allow the writ petition and quash the F.I.R. No.34 of 2018. We also direct that no F.I.R. under Section 154 or any complaint under Section 200 of the Code of Criminal Procedure should be entertained against the petitioners because of the picturization of the song. Continue Reading

Whether there is any law empowering State or its officials to prohibit or to impose a prior restraint upon press-media

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There is no law empowering the State or its officials to prohibit, or to impose a prior restraint upon the press/media.

The right to privacy as an independent and distinctive concept originated in the field of Tort law, under which a new cause of action for damages resulting from unlawful invasion of privacy was recognised. This right has two aspects which are but two faces of the same coin (1) the general law of privacy which affords a tort action for damages resulting from an unlawful invasion of privacy and (2) the constitutional recognition given to the right to privacy which protects personal privacy against unlawful governmental invasion. The first aspect of this right must be said to have been violated where, for example, a person’s name or likeness is used, without his consent, for advertising or non-advertising purposes or for that matter, his life story is written whether laudatory or otherwise and published without his consent as explained hereinafter. In recent times, however, this right has acquired a constitutional status. Continue Reading

Government of India Media Wings

United States District Court in Washington on Tuesday approved the blockbuster merger between AT&T and Time Warner, rebuffing the government’s effort to stop the deal

June 12, 2018 -WASHINGTON —Federal judge Richard J. Leon of United States District Court in Washington on Tuesday approved the blockbuster merger between AT&T and Time Warner, rebuffing the government’s effort to stop the $85.4 billion deal, in a decision The judge, observed that the Justice Department failed to  proved that the telecom company’s acquisition of Time Warner would lead to fewer choices for consumers and higher prices for television and internet services. The merger would create a media and telecommunications powerhouse, reshaping the landscape of those industries. The combined company would have a library that includes HBO’s hit “Game of Thrones” and channels like CNN, along with vast distribution reach through wireless and satellite television services across the country.

Statutory provisions on reporting by media of the cases involving sexual offences

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PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL OFFENCES ACT, 2012

Chapter V- Procedure for reporting of cases

Sec 23. Procedure for media-

  • No person shall make any report or present comments on any child from any
    form of media or studio or photographic facilities without having complete and authentic information, which may have the effect of lowering his reputation or infringing upon his privacy.
  1. No reports in any media shall disclose, the identity of a child including his name, address, photograph, family details, school, neighborhood or any other particulars which may lead to disclosure of identity of the child:

Provided that for reasons to be recorded in writing, the Special Court, competent to try the case under the Act, may permit such disclosure, if in its opinion such disclosure is in the interest of the child.

  1. The publisher or owner of the media or studio or photographic facilities shall be jointly and severally liable for the acts and omissions of his employee.
  1. Any person who contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) or sub-section (2)
    shall be liable to be punished with imprisonment of either description for a period which shall not be less than six months but which may extend to one year or with fine or with both.

INDIAN PENAL CODE, 1860

Chapter XI- Of false evidence and offences against public justice

[228A. Disclosure of identity of the victim of certain offences etc.—

(1) Whoever prints or publishes the name or any matter which may make known the identity of any person against whom an offence under section 376, section 376A, section 376B, section 376C or section 376D is alleged or found to have been committed (hereafter in this section referred to as the victim) shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be liable to fine.

(2) Nothing in sub-section (1) extends to any printing or publication of the name or any matter which may make known the identity of the victim if such printing or publication is—

(a) by or under the order in writing of the officer-in-charge of the police station or the police officer making the investigation into such offence acting in good faith for the purposes of such investigation; or

(b) by, or with the authorisation in writing of, the victim; or

(c) where the victim is dead or minor or of unsound mind, by, or with the authorisation in writing of, the next of kin of the victim: Provided that no such authorisation shall be given by the next of kin to anybody other than the chairman or the secretary, by whatever name called, of any recognised welfare institution or organisation.

Explanation.—For the purposes of this sub-section, “recognised welfare institution or organisation” means a social welfare institution or organisation recognised in this behalf by the Central or State Government.

(3) Whoever prints or publishes any matter in relation to any proceeding before a court with respect to an offence referred to in sub-section (1) without the previous permission of such Court shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to two years and shall also be liable to fine.

Explanation.—The printing or publication of the judgment of any High Court or the Supreme Court does not amount to an offence within the meaning of this section.

 TOP ADVERTISING COMPANIES & AGENCIES IN INDIA

  1.  DDB Mudra
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TOP PRINT MEDIA COMPANIES IN INDIA

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  1. ANANDA BAZAR PATRIKA LTD. (ABP LTD.)
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  4. INDIA TODAY GROUP (LIVING MEDIA PVT. LTD.)  HT MEDIA LTD.
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Major Indian Magazines

Magazine Publishing House
A & M Spectrum Magazines
Business World Ananda Bazar Patrika
The Week Malayala Manorama
Business Today Living Media
Computers Today Living Media
Cosmopolitan Living Media
Digit Jassubhai Digital Media
Economic & Political Weekly Sameeksha Trust
Femina Bennett Coleman & Co.
Filmfare Bennett Coleman & Co.
Fortune (Indian Edition) Living Media
Frontline Hindu Group
Gentleman Express Publications
Good Housekeeping Living Media
India Today Living Media
Intelligent Investor Berkshire Hathaway
Kadambini HT Media Ltd.
Nandan HT Media Ltd.
Outlook Rajan Raheja group
Reader’s Digest (Indian Edition) Living Media
The Sportstar Hindu Group
Teens Today Living Media
Yojana Ministry of I&B

Major Indian Newspapers

Newspaper Publishing House
Asian Age Asian Age Holdings
Business Standard Business Standard Ltd.
Financial Express RPG promoted Indian Express Group
Hindu Business Line Hindu Group
Hindustan Times K K Birla promoted HT Media Ltd.
Indian Express RPG promoted Indian Express Group
Navbharat Times Bennett Coleman & Co.
Pioneer CMYK Printech
Telegraph Ananda Bazar Patrika
The Hindu Hindu Group
The Economic Times Bennett Coleman & Co.
The Times of India Bennett Coleman & Co.
Tribune Tribune Trust