The Role of Press in Society

Press rules |Members of the press must register for the congress. They will receive a press badge. | |Members of the press may attend the congress lectures on a complimentary basis. | |A press room will be available. | |Press releases by companies must be received for approval by EFNS Head Office ([email protected] org) | |not later than 15 days before the beginning of the congress. | |Companies may place their press releases in the press room. |Embargo policy: Companies may not place a press release prior to discussion of the relevant topic / product in the satellite | |symposium and/or oral or poster session | |Posters (one) announcing press meetings and invitations to press meetings may be placed in the press room only. | Content of the rules A. Correct information 1. It is the duty of the mass media to publish information correctly and promptly.
As far as possible it should be verified whether the information given is correct. 2. The sources of news should be treated critically, in particular when their statements may be coloured by personal interest or tortious intent. 3. Information which may be prejudicial or insulting or detract from the respect in which individuals should be held shall be very closely examined before publication, primarily by submission to the person concerned. 4.
Attacks and replies should, where this is reasonable, be published together and in the same way. 5. A clear distinction shall be drawn between factual information and comments. 6. The form and content of headlines and subheadlines shall be substantiated by the article or publication in question. The same rule shall apply to newspaper placards. 7. Incorrect information shall be corrected on the editors’ own initiative, if and as soon as knowledge of errors of importance in the published information is received.

The correction shall be given in such a form that the readers, listeners or viewers may easily become aware of the correction. SHORT TITLE These rules may be called ‘The Central Newsmedia Accreditation Rules, 1999’. COMMENCEMENT AND SCOPE These rules shall come into force from the date of notification by the Government. These rules shall apply to the grant of accreditation to representatives of news media organisations at the headquarters of the Government of India and shall supercede all previous rules in this regard.
AMENDMENTS The Central Press Accreditation Committee or the Principal Information Officer can make recommendations to the Central Government for amendment of the rules from time to time as considered necessary. DEFINITIONS a) “Central Press Accreditation Committee” means a Committee constituted by the Government of India under these Rules. b) ‘Newspaper’ shall have the same definition as given in the Press and Registration of Books Act, 1867. ) ‘News Media’ shall include newspapers, wire service and non-wire service news agencies, News Feature Agencies, Electronic Media Agencies and organisations containing news and comments on public news. d) A ‘Daily Newspaper’ shall be published on not less than five days in a week or as defined in the PRB Act. e) ‘Weekly’ and ‘Fortnightly’ newspaper shall have not less than 45 or 22 issues in a year, respectively. f) ‘Principal Information Officer’ means the Principal Information Officer to the Government of India, hereinafter referred to as the PIO. ) ‘Working Journalist’ means any working journalist as defined in the Working Journalist (conditions of Service and Miscellaneous Provision) Act, 1955. h) ‘Accreditation’ means recognition of news media representatives by the Government of India for purpose of access to sources of information in the Government and also to news materials, written or pictorial, released by the Press Information Bureau and/or other agencies of the Government of India. i) ‘Electronic News Media Organisation’ (Television or Radio) will include any TV/Radio News Programme Production Unit and TV/Radio News Agency.

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