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Ministry of I&B issues orders to the states to ensure operational continuity Media in view of threat of COVID- 19 outbreak.

Mar 24th, 2020 5:57 pm | By | Category: LATEST NEWS

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(THE NEWSMAN OF INDIA.COM)
Government of India Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (BP&L Section) send orders to The Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories for ensuring operational continuity of Print and Electronic Media in view of threat of COVID- 19 outbreak.

The order mentioned that this juncture, robust and essential information dissemination networks viz. TV Channels, News Agencies, Teleport Operators, Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG), Direct to Home (DTH) and Highend-in-the Sky (HITS), Multi System Operators (MSOs), Cable Operators, Frequency Modulation (FM) Radio and Community Radio Stations (CRSs) are of utmost importance to ensure timely and authentic information dissemination. The proper functioning of these networks is required not only to create awareness among people and to give important messages but also to keep the nation updated of the latest status. False and fake news need to be avoided and good practices need to be promoted and these networks play a pivotal role in ensuring the same. It further says at this critical juncture, ensuring uninterrupted operation of information networks as above and their outreach is of vital importance.

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