Govt mulling extending PIB accreditation to digital media journalists


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The Centre additionally urged digital media entities to type self-regulating our bodies for furthering their pursuits and interplay with the federal government.

The federal government on Friday stated that within the close to future it is going to think about extending to digital present affairs and information media entities advantages reminiscent of giving PIB accreditation to their reporters, cameramen and videographers. The Centre additionally urged digital media entities to type self-regulating our bodies for furthering their pursuits and interplay with the federal government.

The Info and Broadcasting Ministry stated this step was pursuant to the choice of the central authorities vide a press be aware of Division for Promotion of Trade and Inside Commerce (DPIIT) permitting 26 per cent FDI underneath authorities approval route on ‘importing/streaming of present affairs and information via Digital Media’.

In an announcement, the I&B Ministry stated will probably be contemplating within the close to future to increase sure advantages, presently out there to conventional media (print and TV), to entities engaged in importing or streaming of reports and present affairs via digital media additionally.

The services will probably be contemplating to increase to such media embody PIB accreditation for its reporters, cameramen, videographers, enabling them with higher first-hand data and entry together with participation in official press conferences and such different interactions, the assertion stated.

The services, when prolonged, would additionally permit such individuals with PIB accreditation to avail CGHS advantages and concessional rail fare as per extant process.

The transfer may even make entities engaged in importing or streaming of reports and present affairs via digital media eligible for digital commercials via the Bureau of Outreach and Communication, in response to the assertion.

“Just like self-regulating our bodies in print and digital media, entities in digital media can type self-regulating our bodies for furthering their pursuits and interplay with the federal government,” the assertion stated.

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