Government warns private TV stations over Delhi riots and coverage of Ukraine-Russia conflict

NEW DELHI: In a strong advisory to private television stations, the government said on Saturday that some debates on coverage of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict and the Delhi riots had provocative and socially unacceptable language, and it opposed headlines such as ‘Parmanu (nuclear) Putin’ and ‘Ali, Bali aur Khalbali (trouble)’.

While the government found TV news stations making “false statements” and “frequently misquoting” international agencies when reporting on the conflict in Ukraine, it objected to reporting on “incidents in northwest Delhi, saying the chains had given a community flavor to the actions. of authority. He also said that some debates on Delhi violence television channels had unparliamentary, provocative and socially unacceptable language.

“The government expresses serious concerns about the manner in which the television stations have conducted their operations in the transmission of content…,” reads the notice issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to organs. self-regulation of television channels. It also “strongly advised” them to immediately refrain from posting and transmitting any content which contravenes the above provisions of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act 1995.

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