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Ministry giving CR licenses to govt bodies, say civil society groups

30-Jan-2017

Civil society groups and organisations operating the country’s community radio sector are wary of the government’s apparent interest in roping in more government bodies to run community radio stations.

The Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Ministry recently came up with a set of revised policy guidelines for community radio stations in India. The guidelines state that the community radio stations cannot air political news but can broadcast news and current affairs from the state-owned All India Radio (AIR), among other amendments. Sources say the ministry is contemplating inviting more government bodies to apply for community radio station licences.

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News Source - DNA