Prakash Javadekar – Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting:
Press freedom is essence of democracy. When this was attacked during emergency we fought against it and suffered jail for 16 months. But every freedom has reasonable restrictions and has to be responsible.
For films there is a censor board. For TV channels there is program code. OTT had no arrangement. Our new guidelines are providing institutional arrangements for OTT
Print media has Press Council and follow its ethics code. The digital news portals have to follow nothing. We have changed this. They have to follow now the Ethics Code as laid down by the Press Council