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Channels warned over ‘provocative’ coverage of Ukraine war and Delhi violence

  • The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting on Saturday advised news channels to avoid 'sensational' and 'provocative' coverage of the communal tensions in Jahingirpuri and the war between Russia and Ukraine.

  • The advisory said channels were making false claims and “misquoting international agencies/actors” on the Ukraine war and that they used “scandalous headlines/taglines” completely unrelated to news items.

  • The ministry also flagged the use of “unparliamentary, provocative and socially unacceptable language, communal remarks and derogatory references which may have a negative psychological impact on viewers.