Centre mulling extending PIB accreditation to digital media journalists- The New Indian Express

Centre mulling extending PIB accreditation to digital media journalists- The New Indian Categorical

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By PTI

NEW DELHI: The federal government on Friday mentioned that within the close to future it is going to think about extending to digital present affairs and information media entities advantages equivalent to 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 Data and Broadcasting Ministry mentioned this step was pursuant to the choice of the central authorities vide a press word of Division for Promotion of Business and Inner Commerce (DPIIT) permitting 26 per cent FDI underneath authorities approval route on ‘importing/streaming of present affairs and information by Digital Media’.

In an announcement, the I&B Ministry mentioned it will likely be contemplating within the close to future to increase sure advantages, presently obtainable to conventional media (print and TV), to entities engaged in importing or streaming of stories and present affairs by digital media additionally.

The services it will likely be contemplating to increase to such media embrace 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 mentioned.

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 stories and present affairs by digital media eligible for digital commercials by the Bureau of Outreach and Communication, in keeping with the assertion.

“Much 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 mentioned.

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