Press Esc to close
Wednesday 25 May 2016
News updated at 2:40 PM IST
Weather
Max: 34°C
Min : 22.7°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy

EC seeks media's help in checking paid news

New Delhi, Nov 22, 2012, PTI

The Election Commission today sought media’s active cooperation in checking the menace of paid news, saying it is equal to muscle and money power.

“Paid news is a matter of concern for us. It is equal to muscle power and money power... Media can play a big role in checking it,” said Election Commissioner H S Brahma as he underlined that democracy can be strengthened only when there is a “solid” media.

He said while exit polls in multi-phased elections have been banned, the commission has not been able to achieve that success related to opinion polls. Brahma was speaking during the release of a book “Poll surveys in media — An Indian perspective”, authored by N Bhaskara Rao.

Minister of State for HRD Shashi Tharoor said the book is “fascinating, rich in data, timely and extremely valuable”. On the whole, he said the author seems to share Election Commissions view and the political parties view that there there should be restraint on what the media reports before during and after the election results

He said the book also seeks to answer questions like why exit polls during elections are banned here when such data often come out in TV in America while voting is still going on.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Girls cover themselves during a dust storm in mathura on Monday...

Girls cover themselves during a dust storm in mathura on Monday...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art to aware people about water scarcity...

Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates a sand art to aware people about water scarcity...

English actor Sir Ian McKellen and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan share lighter moments...

English actor Sir Ian McKellen and Bollywood actor Aamir Khan share lighter moments...

A senior Army Officer presents the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour to a new recruit...

A senior Army Officer presents the Sher-e-Kashmir Sword of Honour to a new recruit...

People watching the air ambulance which crash landed at Kair village in Najafgarh area...

People watching the air ambulance which crash landed at Kair village in Najafgarh area...

Demi Moore poses for photographers as she arrives for The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner...

Demi Moore poses for photographers as she arrives for The Vogue 100 Gala Dinner...

Nuremberg and Frankfurt players jump for the ball during a German first division Bundesliga soccer..

Nuremberg and Frankfurt players jump for the ball during a German first division Bundesliga soccer..

People hang fish to dry on bamboo poles in Mumbai...

People hang fish to dry on bamboo poles in Mumbai...

A cyclist with his daughter pedals his cycle holding an umbrella...

A cyclist with his daughter pedals his cycle holding an umbrella...

An elderly vendor waits for customers of green grass during rains in Srinagar....

An elderly vendor waits for customers of green grass during rains in Srinagar....

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523