The webinar, which was conducted on Digital Media Ethics Code, part III of Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, was addressed by Vikram Sahay, joint secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, as mentioned in a tweet by the Press Information Bureau in Maharashtra.
Webinar on 'Digital Media Ethics Code' – Part III of Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code)Rules, 2021@PIBMumbai and @PIB_Panaji are jointly organizing the webinar
— PIB in Maharashtra 🇮🇳 (@PIBMumbai) July 12, 2021
During his address, he mentioned that online portals are the main source of news among Indians who are under the age of 35 years why India is the world’s fastest-growing OTT market.
While mentioning the requirement for regulating digital content, the joint secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said that although the Press Council of India has its presence for regulation of newspaper content and Cable TV Network Act, 1995 is regulating TV news content yet there is no regulation for Digital news.
Further, saying that is based on international practice, the five-level classification of digital content was explained by the Joint Secretary.
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