What does India’s plan to target ‘fake news’ mean for media?

The Indian government is proposing tough measures to clamp down on what it considers fake news.

Proposals include giving a state-run agency the power to decide what is false and what is not.

But critics say it gives the government new powers of censorship – restricting media and putting journalists at greater risk of prosecution.

Presenter: Nick Clark

Guests: 

Ashish Shukla – fFunder of NewsBred website

Rana Ayyub – Global opinions writer at Washington Post

Anant Nath – General secretary of Editors Guild of India

Article source: https://www.aljazeera.com/program/inside-story/2023/1/20/what-does-indias-plan-to-clamp-down-on-fake-news-mean-for-media