MIB sets up a new central regulatory body for content issues

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) is currently setting up a new control body to inspect content-related complaints against TV and radio channels. This is a blow to the self-regulation mechanic that is the norm for the industry.

As of today, two way exists to complain about content violations. The first is to fill a complaint to official magistrate and the second to approach the regulation body like the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) or the News Broadcasters Standards Authority (NBSA).

With the creation of this new entity the regulation will be centralized into one body. Mediawatch the NGO has filed a complaint seeking for a regulatory body of media.