Electronic Media Monitoring Centre

Electronic Media Monitoring Centre

Electronic Media Monitoring Centre (EMMC), functioning under the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, monitors and records the content of various channels, beaming over the Indian territories. Contents broadcast by these channels are monitored so that any violations of codes framed under the Cable television Network (Regulation) Act, 1995 could be checked. Electronic Media Monitoring Centre was preceded by the Central Monitoring Service (CMS) whose tasks were to collect Open Source Intelligence and monitor news and news-based programmes of foreign radio stations in India. In 2008, Central Monitoring Services was…

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Press Relations Wing Of PIB

Press Relations Wing Of PIB

Press Relations wing’s basic function is to provide necessary facilities to the journalists/media-persons. SERVICES/FACILITIES EXTENDED TO MEDIA Accreditation: Journalists are given accreditation, so that they have access to sources of information in the Government and also to news materials, written or pictorial, released by the PIB and/or other agencies of the Government of India.   Accreditation are given to the news media representatives in accordance with “The Central Press Accreditation Rules 1999” as per eligibility conditions laid down and with due approval of the Central Press Accreditation Committee.   Central…

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Song & Drama Division

Song & Drama Division

Song & Drama Division got an independent status in 1960 as a subordinate office of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting. Prior to that, the division used to function as a unit of All India Radio during the period of 1954-1960. The Division has 12 Regional Centres at Bhopal, Chandigarh, Delhi, Guwahati, Lucknow, Chennai, Pune, Calcutta, Bangalore, Ranchi, Dehradun and Raipur. It has nine Sub-Centres located at Bhubneshwar, Hyderabad, Patna, Imphal, Jodhpur, Darbhanga, Nainital, Shimla and Srinagar (Jammu). Aims & Objectives In spite of the development of non-personal modern media…

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Publications Division

Publications Division

Information & Broadcasting (I&B) ministry’s Publications Division (PD) is one of the leading publishing houses of the country and the largest in public sector.  It is a repository of books and journals for highlighting matters of national importance and India’s rich and diverse cultural heritage.  It holds the exclusive mandate for preserving national heritage and disseminating information through the production and sale of low priced, quality reading material on subjects of national importance. The subjects range from art, history, culture, biographies of eminent persons, land and people, flora and fauna,…

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Community Radio Services In India

Community Radio Services In India

A historic judgment by the Supreme Court in February 1995 paved the way for private players to operate in radio and television broadcasting. After this judgment, Government’s monopoly on airwaves ceased to exist. Campaigns for community radio in India also gained momentum in the wake of this landmark judgment. A UNESCO sponsored workshop, hosted by an Andhra Pradesh NGO, Deccan Development Society (DDS) from July 17-20, 2000 in Hyderabad issued the ‘Pastapur Initiative’ on community radio that urged the government to take its intentions of freeing broadcasting from state monopoly…

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FICCI-KPMG Report On Indian Print Media

FICCI-KPMG Report On Indian Print Media

According to FICCI-KPMG Indian Media & Entertainment Industry Report 2014, Indian print media registered 8.5 per cent growth in 2013, touching the size of Rs 243 billion. However, in the absence of robust and credible measurement system, as the IRS data being disputed by the major media players, decisions on media planning and allocation had suffered. The report has predicted that there is good time ahead for the Indian print media as growth will be fuelled by the regional market. Evidences suggest that digital media is yet to pose any…

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FICCI-KPMG Report On Indian TV Industry

FICCI-KPMG Report On Indian TV Industry

In 80s, India had just one television channel, i.e. Doordarshan, which used to be the only source of news and entertainment. Even this channel did not cover enough households. Contrast this with the present scenario. As of March 2013, India had more than 400 news and current affairs channels and 438 entertainment channels (I&B Ministry). Size Of TV Industry According to the FICCI-KPMG’s Indian Media and Entertainment Industry Report 2014′, the number of TV households in India increased to 161 million in 2013, implying a TV penetration of 60 per…

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Children’s Film Society India

Children’s Film Society India

In order to promote indigenous and exclusive cinemas for children, Children’s Film Society India (CFSI) was established in 1955. CFSI is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. So far, CFSI has produced more than 250 films in different languages, contributing to healthy and wholesome entertainment for children. CFSI also organise film screenings across the country, reaching out to approximately four million children annually. CFSI had started its journey with Pandit Hriday Nath Kunzru as President. CFSI’s maiden production Jaldeep won the first prize for best Children’s…

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Central Board of Film Certification

Central Board of Film Certification

The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is a statutory body which is responsible for exhibition of films under the provisions of the Cinematograph Act 1952. It is mandatory for every film maker to get their film certified by the CBFC before public exhibition. The Board, which functions under the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (I&B), consists of non-official members and a Chairman. The CBFC board is based in Mumbai with having regional offices in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Cuttack and Guwahati. Vision  To ensure…

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National Film Development Corporation Of India

National Film Development Corporation Of India

The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC), Mumbai was established in 1975. NDFC has regional offices in Kolkata, Delhi and Chennai, while a branch office is located in Thirvananthapuram. The National Film Development Corporation and its predecessor Film Finance Corporation in India, have played a big role in promoting independent, parallel cinema in India. Some of the critically acclaimed films of 70s and 80s like Salaam Bombay, Mirch Masala, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro were made with the NFDC’s assistance. Directors like Mira Nair, Ketan Mehta, Kundan Shah owe their…

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