The Press Information Bureau, Guwahati organised a webinar on “Digital Media Ethics Rules, 2021” on Wednesday evening.
Around 300 representatives of media persons, academicians and the students of Journalism from the Northeastern States, Odhisha and West Bengal were present.
Replying to a question of media person ”, the Joint Secretary that no registration is needed for online news portals.
However, furnishing basic information regarding the publisher in prescribed form is mandatory in order to have the required database with the government.
Shri Vikram Sahay also said that digital media publishers are expected to adhere to the Code of Ethics, furnish information to the ministry in the requisite format as early as possible, and constitute a self-regulating body. Shri S. N. Pradhan Additional Director General, Northeast Zone also attends this programme.