Sunday, 1 May 2011

May 2011

2/5/11 -- The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF), has announced that it had approved a “Self Regulatory Guidelines and Complaints Redressal Mechanism” for all non news channels, including general entertainment, children and special interest channels. Justice A P Shah, retired Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, will head the Broadcasting Content Complaints Council (BCCC).

Supporting Regulatory Environment - An Immediate Need

This month we bring a special issue on digitalization. This subject has gained importance now as, for the first time the I&B Ministry has given their deadlines and phases to achieve this throughout the country. 
We are very glad that many experts in the industry from different fields have come forward with their views on this issue suggesting some immediate action by the government. One very important point that comes out from summarizing all these viewpoints is that merely setting dates to complete the process of digitalization is not sufficient. We need a supporting regulatory system and government’s ‘will’ to implement the same, irrespective of any pressures from various lobbies, national or international.