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Community radio not always in tune with rules

11-Oct-2016

HYDERABAD: Community radio stations, which primarily disseminate information to specialized groups such as students and farmers, have aired obscene and vulgar content on numerous occasions, according to an annual report by the information and broadcasting ministry for the year 2015-16.

Violations came to the fore after a check of 30 community radio stations across the country. The electronic media monitoring centre (EMCC), which was tasked with monitoring content through various media, started monitoring radio from January 1, 2015. A wing of EMMC moni tored community radio stations to see if they were violating the `general agreement between government of India and community radio stations' (GOPA).

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saurce of news : The Times of India City