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India

Self-regulation is no regulation: Katju

Wednesday, 16 January 2013
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January 16:

"Self regulation" as practised by the electronic media is a "ploy" to escape accountability, Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Markandey Katju today claimed and favoured bringing them under the ambit of the
media watchdog.

Everybody is accountable to people but media people say we should not be accountable.

We will practice self regulation.... Self regulation is no regulation.

It is an oxymoron. It is a deliberate ploy so that there is no regulation," he said.

Katju was speaking at a conference organised at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication here.

The PCI chief said that he had proposed that the Press Council should be expanded to include 20 representatives of
the electronic media industry and the body be named as Media Council and wondered what objection people had to this
suggestion.

He said that the media often did not highlight the real issues like poverty and malnutrition that the country is
facing.

Katju said that the media created a hype around certain events like the Anna Hazare anti corruption protests which
often did not reach any conclusion.

Katju said that he was the person who had strongly taken up the cause of freedom of expression on several occasions. He said but he is criticised when he says that freedom is coupled with responsibility.

He said that paid news and other evils were widespread yet it was being ignored.

Katju said that he wanted regulation and not control.

--------------------------------------PTI

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