प्रेस काउन्सिल चाहती है न्यू मीडिया पर लगाम

इंडियन प्रेस काउन्सिल के चेयरमैन न्यायमूर्ति मार्कंडेय काटजू ने सरकार को सोशल नेटवर्किंग के नाम पर किसी की भी ऐसे तैसी करते रहने की प्रवृत्ति पर लगाम लगाने की सलाह दी है.सुप्रीम कोर्ट के जज रह चुके काटजू साहब ने सरकार को सलाह दी है कि वे कानून बनाने के लिए विशेषज्ञों की एक कमेटी बनाएं. जस्टिस काटजू ने हैरानी जताई है कि कैसे न्यू मीडिया के कुछ लोग खुद सीडी बनाने वाले के उसको बनावटी बता देने और अदालत की मनाही के बावजूद उसे चलाते रहे. उन्होंने आगे कहा है कि ऐसे तो इस देश में किसी की भी इज्जत आबरू सुरक्षित नहीं रह पाएगी.

चिट्ठी उन्होंने सूचना प्रसारण मंत्री अम्बिका सोनी को लिखी है. ये रही वो चिट्ठी... 




''To, Mrs. Ambika Soni, 

Hon’ble Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, 

New Delhi. 22.4.2012. 




Dear Mrs. Soni, 

I am deeply distressed that a new practice has developed in the social media of its misuse for defaming people /groups /religions /communities. The recent example is of dissemination of a CD which even the author admitted had been distorted for defaming a reputed senior lawyer of the Supreme Court and Member of Parliament, and the threat to defame a Union Minister.

The social media kept uploading the CD despite a Court injunction against it and despite the author admitting that he had doctored it. In my opinion unless some curbs are placed on the social media nobody’s reputation will be safe in India. I have repeatedly said that while there is freedom of the media in our country, no freedom can be absolute, and has to be coupled with responsibilities. The reputation of a person is a valuable asset, and cannot be permitted to be trampled upon by mischievous people. The social media often acts irresponsibly, which can irreparably damage a person’s reputation.

I would therefore request you to set up a team of legal and technical experts to find out ways and means of checking this menace, including, if the government thinks fit, initiating suitable legislation for this purpose, for filtering out such offensive material.

Yours sincerely,

Markandey Katju

Chairman

Press Council of India''
प्रेस काउन्सिल चाहती है न्यू मीडिया पर लगाम प्रेस काउन्सिल चाहती है न्यू मीडिया पर लगाम Reviewed by Sushil Gangwar on April 24, 2012 Rating: 5

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  1. This was due to popularity of social media that Singhavi had to step down. It deserves appreciation for the same
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