Press council of India
- August 29, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
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- It was established under the PCI Act of 1978.
- It aims to preserve the freedom of the press and maintain and improve the standards of newspapers and news agencies in India.
- The PCI consists of a chairman and 28 other members.
- The Chairman is selected by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha and a member elected by the PCI.
- The Press Council Act, 1965, listed the following functions of the Council in furtherance of its objects :
- to help newspapers to maintain their independence
- to build up a code of conduct for newspapers and journalists in accordance with high professional standards
- to ensure on the part of newspapers and journalists the maintenance of high standards of public taste and foster a due sense of both the rights and responsibilities of citizenship
- to encourage the growth of a sense of responsibility and public service among all those engaged in the profession of journalism.
- to keep under review any development likely to restrict the supply and dissemination of news of public interest and importance
- to keep under review such cases of assistance received by any newspaper or news agency in India from foreign sources, as are referred to it by the Central Government.