In India, the Hindutva government has imposed new restrictions on the media, making it mandatory for TV channels to show programs of national interest.
According to a report by Kashmir Media Service, the Modi government has approved the guidelines for uplinking and downlinking of TV channels 2022.
Under this approval, every TV channel will now be required to allocate at least 30 minutes daily for broadcasting programs related to national interest.
The Modi government has also issued 8 topics for the media in this regard, which will be effective from November 9.
According to the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, TV channels will be given time to prepare such programs.
According to the new guidelines, TV channels will have to show programs on topics like education, literacy, agriculture, rural development, health, family welfare, science and technology.
Apart from this, inclusion of programs for women’s welfare, welfare of weaker sections of the society, protection of environment and cultural heritage and national integration has been declared indispensable.