Explained: How the broadcast regulation bill could affect news platforms

Running to 72 pages, it’s supposed to cater to the ‘evolving needs’ of the broadcast sector.

WrittenBy:NL Team

The draft Broadcasting Services Regulation Bill introduced by the government will affect not just OTT platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime but also news portals and YouTube journalists. 

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting says the bill is intended to cater to the evolving needs of the broadcasting sector. But it’s raised concerns among broadcasters and legal experts about how it may censor online content.

What are these concerns? How will the bill, if passed, affect news platforms? 


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