Manipuri Journalist Kishor Chandra Wangkhem Is 1st Indian To Receive Notice Under New Digital Media Rules, Notice Is Later Withdrawn

INDIA Team Latestly|

On March 1, hours after a Manipur journalist was served a notice under the controversial new rules to regulate digital content,  including that on news websites, it was mysteriously withdrawn. On March 2, it emerged that the Information & Broadcasting Ministry had written to the Chief Secretary, to point out the issuing authority, a district magistrate, had no authority to send the notice. Kishore Chandra Wangkhem had been sent a notice under the Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. He was directed to furnish "all relevant documents" about "Khanasi Neinast" - a program published via The Frontier Manipur on Facebook & YouTube. "...failing which, steps as deemed fit shall be initiated without further notice," the notice warned. Watch the video to know more.

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