Govt wants to regulate digital media; Proposes a bill

The draft Registration of Press and Periodicals Bill, 2019, put out by the ministry of information and broadcasting on Tuesday, seeks to replace the Press and Registration of Books (PRB) Act, 1867, that governs the print and publishing industry in the country.

“The publishers of news on digital media shall register themselves with the Registrar of Newspapers for India in such manner and giving such particulars as may be prescribed,” the draft legislation says.

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