Amit Khare further said: "We understand the types of media are different amongst each other completely.
The print is different from Television, TV is different from films and films are different from web series.
We cannot have the same criteria all over but there should be some sort of similarity in the goal post." "What was announced yesterday is a soft touch, self-regulatory mechanism with minimal interference of the government," Khare added.
Clarifying the recently announced rules for the OTT (Over The Top) platforms by the central government, Secretary in Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Amit Khare, on February 26 said that there is no censorship for content released on OTT platforms like films, but self-classification will be done by the respective platforms. "There is no censorship (in OTT platforms) like films. There is self-classification by concerned platform whether it's universal or +7 years or +13 years or +16 years or it has adult content. Idea is that citizen should make informed choice. The benchmark that we have kept about age is an international practice. Unlike the films where the classification is done by CBFC, here the classification will be done by the platforms but they will inform that it is as per the age criteria," explained Khare.
Is the government tightening the noose around the media? Is undeclared censorship the new normal? What does the government want: absolute control? Muzzling the press? Goodbye to free speech? This and much more in a sharp and incisive interview: Kumkum Chadha with Union Minister Prakash Javdekar.
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Nikhil Chinappa has been the face of MTV for years. Now, he is all set to join a virtual concert for the first time with UNDP's Open Up India Concert. In an exclusive interview with Desimartini, the VJ, host and actor opened up about how the pandemic had affected him and what he will miss the most during the event. He also revealed whether he is keen to act and is looking for OTT projects.
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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar rejected claims of shortage in Covid-19 vaccine supply. Javadekar accused the Maharashtra government of wasting five lakh doses during the vaccination process. This comes as health ministers of some states said that there is a shortage of vaccines and demanded more doses from the Centre. Maharashtra Health minister Rajesh Tope accused the Centre of supplying less number of vaccines. Tope said that the state has only two days of stock of Covid-19 vaccines. Watch the full video for more details.
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Union Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar lashed out at Maharashtra government over extortion allegations against Anil Deshmukh and Sachin Waze case. "It is clear that Maharashtra's Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) is actually 'Maha Vasooli Aghadi'. Its common minimum programme is 'collect money through police'," said Prakash Javadekar.
Queen Elizabeth and other senior British royals will appear in a TV program to discuss the importance of the Commonwealth on the same day that Oprah Winfrey's interview of her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan is aired. Lauren Anthony reports.
As India battles a second COVID wave, Union Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad called the 2nd wave a 'global phenomenon'. "The second wave of COVID19 is a global phenomenon. What is important is how the government is responding. Till today, around 11 crore doses of vaccine have been administered. It is a satisfactory speed," he said.
The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu released a commemorative postage stamp in honour of former chief of Brahma Kumaris, Rajyogini Dadi Janki. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad was also present at the event. "We should draw inspiration from Dadi's life which was devoted to God and selfless service of humanity. The world needs more healing voices like Dadi Janki ji," said Venkaiah Naidu.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad attacked congress leader Rahul Gandhi over vaccine shortage charge. RS Prasad, in a series of tweets, countered Rahul Gandhi’s vaccine shortage claim. The union minister also asked why Rahul has not yet taken the vaccine. This comes after Rahul Gandhi earlier attacked PM Modi over ‘tika utsav’. Rahul wrote a letter to PM Modi over vaccine procurement and distribution. “Shortage of vaccine is a grave issue amid rising covid cases. Not utsav, is it right to risk Indian citizens and keep exporting vaccines? Central government should help all state governments without any bias. We all have to stand together to beat the pandemic,” he said.
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