Online News Publishers, 15 Days Deadline assigned to Online News Publishers.
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has given 15 days to online news publishers and OTT platforms to provide details on compliance with the new digital media rules issued in February.
Bengaluru News: The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has given 15 days’ time to online news publishers and OTT platforms to provide details on compliance with the new Digital Media Rules issued in February.
social media platforms were asked to submit similar compliance reports in 24 hours. Most social media platforms have filed pending appeals in various courts.
In February, the Information Technology (Intermediaries Guide and Code of Digital Media) Rules, 2021 (Information Technology (Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021) first outline how government regulates OTT streaming services such as digital news agencies, social media platforms and Netflix Explained.
In addressing these rules, the government said it wanted to establish a three-stage grievance redressal framework for the Code of Conduct and for news sites and OTT platforms.
Similarly, all digital media sites should have a complaint redressal system where compliance officers work on complaint redress, monitor and remove objectionable content and provide compliance reports.
This new law has brought digital news media under the terms of the press board. Accordingly, new web sites need to be registered on the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
The Center said that the monitoring mechanism laid down by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting would publish guidelines for self-regulatory bodies, including adherence to the Code of Conduct.
On the other hand, the government has defended the laws as “progressive, liberal and contemporary” as many criticisms of the new laws of the central government have been heard.