Press Council of India

Press Council asks print media not to publish articles predicting poll results

The advisory comes ahead of the Bihar polls and bypolls in various states, including in 28 Assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh.

published on : 20th October 2020

Actress Rakul Preet Singh moves Delhi HC seeking to restrain media from linking her to Rhea drug case

The actress sought an interim order against the media till the time the NCB, Mumbai, completes the investigation and files an appropriate report before the competent court.

published on : 27th September 2020

Press Council of India asks media not to carry out a ‘parallel trial’

Publishing information based on gossip about the line of investigation by the official agencies on the crime committed is not desirable.

published on : 29th August 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput case: Press Council asks media not to carry out its own 'parallel trial'

The media should not narrate the story in a manner so as to induce the general public to believe in the complicity of the person indicted, the Press Council of India (PCI) said in its advisory.

published on : 28th August 2020

PCI seeks report from Delhi Police regarding attack on journalists

The PCI took suo-motu cognisance of the matter in which the three journalists were reportedly ‘beaten, and threatened’ in northeast Delhi on August 11.

published on : 26th August 2020

Governments don't act until they are directed by court, says SC on Tablighi Jamaat case

A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said it will call for a report from the PCI and on that basis it will give directions.

published on : 7th August 2020

SC seeks Centre's reply on PIL for setting up body to regulate news broadcasters

The plea said that an independent body with the name of the Broadcast Regulatory Authority of India be set up to check sensational reporting and discourse by TV news channels on critical issues.

published on : 7th August 2020

Press Council of India seeks J&K govt  reply on ‘fake news’ in its media policy

The move would enable officers to decide what qualifies as fake news in print, electronic and other forms of media and act against journalists and media organisations, the PCI said.

published on : 17th June 2020

Press Council seeks J&K's reply on new media policy, says it affects functioning of free press

Comments on the matter have also been called from the Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary and Secretary, Department of Information and Public Relations, a PCI statement said.

published on : 16th June 2020

'Unable two work individually or collectively': Press Council of India member BR Gupta resigns

Referring to salary cuts and job losses, he said media and mediapersons were struggling for social, political and economic justice.

published on : 4th June 2020

Press Council of India quizzes Delhi police over questioning of scribe

Guild had said it was concerned over ‘growing pattern of misuse of criminal laws to intimidate journalists.’

published on : 16th May 2020

Will not gag press, implead Press Council as party to the case: SC on Tablighi Jamaat event

The bench was hearing a plea filed by Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind which has sought directions to the Centre to stop dissemination of "fake news" and take strict action against those responsible for it.

published on : 13th April 2020