Free Press Journal
  • The second Smriti Irani snub

    The mini reshuffle of the Union Ministry a couple of days ago was notable for the snub to Smriti Irani. Her ejection from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, which she held temporarily, was well-deserved. With her autocratic and ill-considered manner, she had made a mess of her time in the ministry. Suffering from an intense inferiority complex, she shuffled around senior officials for no better reason than to prove who was in-charge.

  • Cabinet reshuffle: Piyush Goyal incharge of finance till Jaitley recovers, Rathore new I&B minster

    In a major Cabinet shuffle of the Modi government just a year ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Information and broadcast minister Smriti Irani has been removed from the Information and Broadcasting Ministry as Rajyavardhan Rathore will now take independent charge of the portfolio. Irani will now only handle the Textile Ministry. She was earlier removed as the HRD Minister and was replaced by Prakash Javadekar making this the second time

  • I&B Ministry forms committee for regulation of news portals and media websites

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has constituted a committee to frame rules to regulate news portals and media websites, according to an official order which came a day after the government withdrew its contentious guidelines on fake news following widespread criticism.

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    It’s True! I&B ministry withdraws guidelines on fake news

    New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry today withdrew its contentious press release on fake news after a directive from the Prime Minister’s Office. “PIB Press Release titled ‘Guidelines for Accreditation of Journalists amended to regulate Fake News’ issued on 02 April 2018 stands withdrawn,” the ministry said in a brief statement.

  • PMO asks I&B Ministry to withdraw its order on fake news

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office today ordered the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to withdraw its press release on fake news, holding that the decision on what constitutes fake news should be left to press bodies. According to official sources, the PMO felt that the government should not interfere in the matter.

  • Is India becoming impious with airing of condom ads?

    India is currently going through an interesting phase in our democracy as on one hand we talk about how far we have come after 70 years of independence and trying to talk on the development of the region and having aspirations of becoming an important player in world politics. But, as often in a democratic country like India it is safe to assume that we (the people) are offended by smallest of

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    OMG! After Sujoy Ghosh, Apurva Asrani resigns from IFFI jury

    Mumbai: In another fallout of the information and broadcasting ministry dropping two films from IFFI‘s Indian Panorama section, scriptwriter Apurva Asrani announced today that he was resigning as jury member. Asrani’s resignation comes a day after filmmaker Sujoy Ghosh said he had quit as chairperson of the Indian Panorama jury.

  • S Durga, Nude: Know all about the two films that was dropped from IFFI 2017

    In what is being seen as yet another instance of governmental censorship of creative expression in film, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (IFFI) has refused to exempt two films, Malayalam film ‘Sexy Durga’ and Marathi film ‘Nude’ from the 48th edition of the film festival. Although the jury had submitted the list to the ministry on September 21-22, but when the line was made public, these two films were

  • CBFC is a confused organization: Pahlaj Nihalani

    Mumbai: The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is a confused organization, says its former chairperson Pahlaj Nihalani, who insists its guidelines do not stipulate that films should not be cut.

  • Prasoon Joshi: Need to understand my role of CBFC Chief before making changes

    Mumbai: Ad-man cum lyricist Prasoon Joshi, who has replaced Pahlaj Nihalani as the chief of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), says he hopes to make a positive difference with the guidance and support of respected minds. “I believe in taking on responsibilities. The way I have fulfilled other responsibilities, I will give my best to this new task as well. I am happy that people have expectations from me and

  • Smriti Irani gets Information & Broadcasting, Narendra Singh Tomar Urban Development

    New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave the Information and Broadcasting portfolio to Smriti Irani, a day after M. Venkaiah Naidu, who was handling the Ministry, was picked to be the NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate.  The Urban Development Ministry, which was also being handled by Naidu, has been given to Narendra Singh Tomar.

  • Vishal Bhardwaj thinks Indians have no respect for law

    Acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj feels that one can get away with anything in India, and says “there is no respect for law and no law enforcement” in the country. Asked about the law situation in the country, Bhardwaj said during an interview on news channel: “There’s lawlessness in this country, you can get away with anything. There’s no respect for law, you can get away with anything, there’s no law enforcement. Till