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PCI asks states to ensure smooth functioning of media during lockdown

PCI Asks States To Ensure Smooth Functioning Of Media During Lockdown

26 March, 2020, By Cross Town News
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New Delhi, March 24: The Press Council of India has advised all state governments and administrative authorities to take necessary measures to ensure the smooth functioning of media during the lockdown to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

However,  on Monday, the ministry of information and broadcasting had written to the states and union territories asking them to ensure operational continuity of print and electronic media in the current situation.

The PCI statement said that at this critical juncture, ensuring uninterrupted operation of printing Press, facilitation of functioning of media persons and continuity of distribution infrastructure of newspapers and magazine is vital.

It is essential that the media houses be facilitated with the required support/assistance for continued dissemination of appropriate information not only to create awareness amongst people but also for keeping the nation updated of the latest status related to COVID-19 outbreak.