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Journalist bodies urge rollback of laws curbing press freedom

IFP Bureau15 Jun 2024

A 15-point resolution adopted by the media bodies during a meeting held on May 28 highlighted the resolutions, stating that the sweeping provisions under laws such as the proposed Broadcast Services (Regulation) Bill, 2023, the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023, the Press and Registration of Periodicals Act, 2023, and more importantly, the Information Technology Amendment Rules, 2023, which grants authority to the government to remove any online content pertaining to its business that it deems to be false or misleading, are meant to silence the press.

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