The right to talk and write – The Hindu

It is an interesting discussion on the “approval to publish” – the context is Justice Markandeya Katju (Chair, Press Council of India)’s criticism against the press in India and suggestions, and Manish Tiwari’s (Minister for Information and Broadcasting, India) hint/threat of making “license” to practice journalism in India.
I liked this discussion on the Facebook; hence I post it here with the comments and the link.

The right to talk and write – The Hindu.

“As in other democracies, newspapers in India do not require a licence to operate,” says this edit in The Hindu.
If that’s true, what is the approval by the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI) that one needs to publish under the Press and Registration of Books Act? (Ref: http://rni.nic.in/prbact.asp)

Shajan C Kumar What is that PRB Act which is attributed with a small star with every editor’s name printed on the tombstone?
13 minutes ago · Like

John Thomas PRB Act is the main regulating statute, the link of which I have given for reference.
11 minutes ago · Like

Sunil Tambe Registrar of Newspaper’s approval is for Name Registration and the same certificate helps you get the newsprint quota and of course government advertisements.
10 minutes ago · Like

John Thomas More than that Sunil. Read it from the link I have given. The key point is, do you need an approval to publish or not.
9 minutes ago · Like

Shajan C Kumar And it also says that the *Responsible for selection of news along with the editors name!
9 minutes ago · Like

John Thomas Yes, that is to affix liability. So, does that not indicate the new operation is subject to watch and the government can act if it sees violation of whatever under the PRB Act?
3 minutes ago · Like

Shajan C Kumar So The Hindu seems to be wrong on its Edit.

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