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The Press Council of India advises the Print Media to follow the Advisory issued by the Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) in terms of Consumer Protection Act, 2019 on Prohibition of Advertising, Promotion and Endorsement of unlawful activities prohibited under various laws
19 Apr 2024
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Suo-Motu cognizance with regard to incident of alleged attack on Shri Abhijeet Das, Bureau Chief of Local News channel, Assam.
09 Apr 2024
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Press Council of India advises media to abide by the provisions of Section 126A of Representation of the People Act, 1951.
28 Mar 2024
4.
Press Council of India Advises the Print Media to follow the Norms of Journalistic Conduct on Paid News for observance during the General Elections to House of the People (Lok Sabha), 2024 and State Legislative Assembly Elections in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim and certain by-elections.
28 Mar 2024
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Press Council of India advises the Print Media to abide by the relevant provisions of the Model Code of Conduct during the upcoming Elections as issued by the Election Commission of India (ECI).
28 Mar 2024
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Suo motu cognizance taken by the Press Council of India with regard to attack on office of Eenadu, Telugu daily in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh.
28 Feb 2024
7.
Sub-Committee Constituted to Assess Media Scenario in State of Manipur
16 Feb 2024
8.
Suo motu cognizance taken by the Press Council of India with regard to attack on Senior Journalist, Mr. Nikhil Wagle, Pune, Maharastra.
15 Feb 2024
9.
The Press Council of India directs Print Media to take note of Guidelines issued by the Hon’ble High Court of Kolkata in W.P.A 22990 of 2023 vide its interim order dated 17.10.2023
07 Feb 2024
10.
Press Council of India advises print media to adhere to the Norms of Journalistic Conduct while publishing employment related advertisements.
01 Feb 2024
11.
The Press Council of India advises the print media to refrain from publishing any content that may be false or manipulated or has the potential to disturb communal harmony or public order.
24 Jan 2024
12.
Extension of date for receiving application for WIP, 2024
15 Jan 2024
13.
Inviting Applications for WIP, 2024
08 Dec 2023
14.
Press Council of India takes Suo-motu cognizance against Jaipur edition of Dainik Bhaskar, Rajasthan Patrika, Indian Express, The Times of India, First India, India News, Sach Bedharak, Dainik Navjyoti and Samachar Jagat and Jodhpur edition of Hukamnama Samachar, Dainik Jalte Deep and Dainik Navjyoti for publication of an advertisement camouflaged as News Headline with regard to Rajasthan Legislative Assembly elections, 2023
23 Nov 2023
15.
Press Council of India Observes National Press Day on November 16, 2023.
17 Nov 2023
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P.C.I. will be observing National Press Day on November 16, 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on the theme “Media in the Era of Artificial Intelligence” to be inaugurated by Hon’ble Vice-President of India, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar.
15 Nov 2023
17.
Press Council of India advises media to adhere to the Election Commission of India's notification dated 31.10.2023 regarding Media coverage during the period referred to in Section 126A of Representation of People Act, 1951.
07 Nov 2023
18.
Press Council of India Advises the Print Media to follow the Norms of Journalistic Conduct-2022 on Paid News for observance during the upcoming Legislative Assembly Elections in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram.
30 Oct 2023
19.
Press Council of India advises media not to violate Section 126A of Representation of the People Act, 1951
30 Oct 2023
20.
Press Council of India condoles the demise of its former member, Shri KS Sachidananda Murthy.
16 Oct 2023
21.
Suo-motu cognizance initiated by the Press Council of India for referring J&K as "Indian controlled Kashmir" by the Times of India, Chennai cdition in its issue dated 29.08.2023
12 Oct 2023
22.
PCI seeks responses from journalists who were retrenched during COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020-February 2021)
29 Sep 2023
23.
Press Council of India issues Guidelines for Media Persons/Reporters Covering News Amidst Natural Disaster
21 Sep 2023
24.
Press Council of India issues media guidelines for covering news on the LGBTQ+ community
21 Sep 2023
25.
The Press Council of India advises the print media to follow the direction passed by the Hon'ble High Court of Delhi in W.P.(CRL) 2456/2023 dated 28.08.2023
14 Sep 2023
26.
Sub-Committee to examine the retrenchment of journalists by Media Groups during COVID-19 pandemic (March 2020-February 2021)
13 Sep 2023
27.
The Press Council of India advises the Print Media to follow the Advisory dated August 25, 2023 issued by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting regarding the promotion/advertisements of Online Betting Platforms.
06 Sep 2023
28.
PCI takes suo-motu cognizance, with regard to alleged murder of Shri Vimal Kumar Yadav, journalist at Araria, Bihar.
24 Aug 2023
29.
PCI extends the date of receiving entries for National Awards for Excellence in Journalism, 2023
18 Aug 2023
30.
Suo motu cognizance taken by the Press Council of India regarding attack on Shri Sandeep Mahajan, Freelance Journalist at Jalgaon, Maharashtra.
17 Aug 2023
31.
PCI takes suo-motu cognizance against Navbharat, Raipur and Amar ujala, New Delhi for publishing identical contents
11 Aug 2023
32.
Press Council of India condoles the demise of its former member, Shri Uttam Chand Sharma.
01 Aug 2023
33.
Press Council of India takes Suo motu Cognizance against Dainik Bhaskar, Delhi Edition for publishing of misleading and obscene & vulgar advertisements.
20 Jul 2023
34.
Press Council of India Invites Entries for National Awards for Excellence in Journalism, 2023
04 Jul 2023
35.
Press Council of India advises media personnel and media houses to take precautions for safety in ground reporting on Cyclone “Biparjoy”.
15 Jun 2023
36.
Press Council of India advises print media to refrain from violation of Section 4 of the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage and Advertisement) Act, 2019
02 Jun 2023
37.
Press Council of India condoles the demise of its former member, Shri Sheetla Singh.
18 May 2023
38.
Press Release - Inviting Applications for SIP, 2023
16 May 2023
39.
Press Council of India takes Suo-Moto cognizance on the arrest of the Times Now journalist in Ludhiana
09 May 2023
40.
Suo moto cognizance taken by the Press Coucil of India in connection with the attack on Mr. Arvind Singh Jaduan, Editor, "Ghatak Reporter" and his family members in Raisen district of Madhya Pradesh
09 May 2023
41.
Press Council of India takes Suo-moto Cognizance of the incident of assault on Journalist by Delhi Police for covering protest held by wrestlers at Jantar Mantar in Delhi
08 May 2023
42.
The Press Council of India takes suo motu cognizance against Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhaskar, Punjab Kesari, Hindustan Times and The Telegraph for breaching Norms of Journalistic Conduct, 2022 by publishing advertisements of online betting and gambling platforms.
04 May 2023
43.
Press Council of India takes Suo-Motu cognizance against Dainik Jagran, Delhi Edition for publication of obscene and vulgar advertisements in its various issues.
28 Apr 2023
44.
PCI concludes its two days Inquiry Committee meeting in Mumbai
18 Apr 2023
45.
Press Council of India advises media not to violate Section 126A of Representation of the People Act, 1951
18 Apr 2023
46.
Press Council of India Advises the Print Media to follow the Norms of Journalistic Conduct-2022 on Paid News for observance during the Legislative Assembly Elections in Karnataka
18 Apr 2023
47.
Press Council of India takes Suo-motu cognizance against Hindustan, Delhi Edition for publication of obscene and vulgar advertisements in its various issues.
28 Mar 2023
48.
Press Council of India takes Suo-motu Cognizance on purported action of the district administration prohibiting the entry of the media persons at the Counting Venue during the counting of votes for 'Block Graduate and Shikshak MLC' election in Kanpur region.
27 Mar 2023
49.
Suo-motu cognizance against the Dina Thanthi Edition for purportedly violating Press Council's Model Guidelines for publishing Overseas Advertisements in Accordance with Emigration Act, 1983.
20 Mar 2023
50.
Press Council of India takes suo-motu cognizance on the Incident of arresting Journalist, Mr. Sanjay Rana, Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh.
16 Mar 2023
51.
Press Council of India Advises the Print Media to follow the Norms of Journalistic Conduct-2022 on Paid News for observance during the Elections in various states.
01 Mar 2023
52.
National Awards for Excellence in Journalism 2020.
28 Feb 2023
53.
Press Council of India takes Suo-motu Cognizance on the Incident of Alleged murder of Journalist, Mr. Shashikant Warishe, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra
10 Feb 2023
54.
Press Council of India takes cognizance on using the phrase "Press Council" by an organization at Korea, Chhattisgarh.
26 Dec 2022
55.
Extension of last date for submission of online application for WIP, 2023
07 Dec 2022
56.
Press Council of India advises print media to observe the direction laid in the ECI's Advisory no. 491/Media Policy/2022/Communication dated 29.11.02022 concerning prediction of results.
02 Dec 2022
57.
Press Council of India advises print media not to breach Section 126A of the RP Act, 1951
30 Nov 2022
58.
PCI issues norms/guidelines covering Reporting on sex workers
(based on Hon'ble Supreme Court of India order dated 19-05-2022 in the Criminal appeal no. 135/2010)
29 Nov 2022
59.
The Press Council of India Observes National Press Day on November 16, 2022
18 Nov 2022
60.
PCI takes suo-motu cognizance against several editions of The Times of India for publishing highly misleading headline and news concerning Council’s Adjudication on 15.11.22.
17 Nov 2022
61.
National Press Day Celebrations, 2022.
15 Nov 2022
62.
Winter Internship Programme (WIP), 2023 for Journalism Students.
09 Nov 2022
63.
Press Council of India takes Suo-motu action against the Kannada daily Newspaper ‘Vishvavani’ for publishing derogatory remarks against the President of India.
23 Oct 2022
64.
The Press Council of India advises media to refrain from publishing any information with regard to the identity of the victims and their depositions in terms of the Order dated 02.09.2022 of Hon'ble High Court of Madras.
07 Oct 2022
65.
Suo-motu cognizance taken by the Press Council of India regarding Police assault on Media persons in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district
21 Sep 2022
66.
Press Release-Press Council moves suo-motu over allegedly  disconcerting statement by Chief Minister of Rajasthan on media.
13 Jan 2020
67.
Press Release- PCI condoles the demise of Shri Pravat Kumar Dash, Member, Press Council of India
27 Dec 2019
68.
Press Release- Two Days Hearing of Inquiry Committee of the Press Council of India concludes at Prayagraj
18 Dec 2019
69.
Press Release- Inquiry Committee of the Press Council of India meets at Prayagraj, U.P.
16 Dec 2019
70.
Press Release- Press Council Censures Mid-Day Newspaper for Publishing Misleading Classified Advertisements and Evolves Guidelines for Media.
26 Nov 2019
71.
Press Release- Press Council Censures Newspapers Hindustan Delhi edition, Dainik Jagran Delhi edition, Maharashtra Timess and Navbharat Times.
26 Nov 2019
72.
Press Release for the National Press Day, 2019 and National Awards for Excellence in Journalism.
16 Nov 2019
73.
Press Release: Applications invited for Winter Internship Programme, 2020 (WIP)View Document(236 Kb)
07 Nov 2019
74.
Press Release-National Awards For Excellence in Journalism, 2019
06 Nov 2019

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