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 How Much You Pay for Prasar Bharati.!

Why "Free Spectrum" to Private Television  Broadcasters ??.

Importance  of Direct & Complete Funding to AIR & DD.

All India Radio &Doordarshan at the cross roads of autonomy.

Ending 'Paid News':its time to Act.

How the CWG can make or break Doordarshan.


Another stab at broadcast regulation.

Electronic Media Monitoring Centre of the MIB.

India's "Paid News" Scandal Blotted Out by Press Lords.

Who Drifted AIR & DD To Its Nadir ?.

Green Kerala Express

AIR strikes.

In praise of sober debate.

Paid News: A Cancer in  Indian Media.

Future of Public Broadcasting in India.

Media Policy: A citizens' wish list for Ambika Soni


HDTV is all set to make a grand entry.

50 not out ,delight in Patna AIR

Digital Television Transition around the World .

Time to Introspect.

Thank you Doordarshan 

Once Upon a Time -DD @50

A Historic Journey

Role of All India Radio in Disaster Management

Constitutional Status for Prasar Bharati,  is it a Solution?

Independence day - Some Independent Media Thoughts 

Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) &All India Radio

  License Fee and Direct funding of the Public Broadcaster.

The Free Run Of The Electronic Media?

Whose media are they anyway?  

Air waves belongs to you


Vision Statement of Friends of Prasar Bharati.

Friends of Prasar Bharati aims to defend and promote All India Radio & Doordarshan in its vital role as India's National and Public Service Broadcaster, to inform, educate and entertain the public.

We demand, to serve its real purposes, All India Radio & Doordarshan  should be completely  and directly funded by the government.

We oppose all efforts to to compromise its significance and independence by throwing it to the mercy of market forces (corporate forces).

We believe  that, monopoly media and media consolidation  is the worst   that can happen to a democratic country like India.

We believe  that equally strong National and Private Broadcasters can co-exist and that is essential for a healthy  democratic country.

We believe  that Public Service Broadcasting in the digital age will also involve many “non-linear” programmes such as online or on-demand  content, and it is vital that Public Service  Broadcasters are able to  communicate on new platforms

We declare that as citizens of this great country it is our  legitimate right to have a National and Public service  Broadcaster which  is autonomous and not influenced by   market forces.


Recent News.

 DD under-bid, alleges Prasar Bharati official.

 Ministry nod for CBI probe against Lalli.

Prasar Bharati's budget shrinks.

Panel blames governance structure of Prasar Bharati.

Shunglu Committee”s report :PM orders CBI inquiry into Shunglu report.

 CWG broadcast deal: PM acts on Shunglu Committee report.

 CWG lapses: Prasar Bharati sets up empowered panel.

 I&B plans Rs 12 bn spend on Prasar Bharati in FY'12.

 Panel seizes computer discs from DD, Prasar Bharti chiefs .

 GoM finalizes e-auction model for FM Phase III.

 GoM to meet on Jan 19 to decide on form of auction for FM-III


Five panels to monitor work at Prasar Bharati.

 Prasar Bharti appoints Rajiv Takru as CEO.

Prasar Bharati board to finalise interim arrangements to manage pubcaster.

I&B ministry mulling amendments to Prasar Bharati Act.

 President says yes to Lalli's suspension.

Prasar Bharati CEO on his way out soon

Parliamentary panel examining 'paid news' to meet Monday (20-12-2010)

Prasar Bharati will continue to get govt. fund.

Redundant sections of Prasar Bharati Act to be dropped: Ambika Soni.

Parliamentary panel pulls up Prasar Bharti for not following rules.

 President clears probe against Prasar Bharti chief.

Presidential reference sought for Prasar Bharati Chief Executive Officer's removal.

Prasar Bharati under revenue pressure.

Govt plans to rope in Army to run AIR, DD in case of strike.

AIR-DD staff union threatens indefinite strike from Dec 13


Amid controversies, Air & DD staff to go on 2-day strike.

 Doordarshan’s education centric reality show to find excellent schools in Kerala.

Doordarshan Launches Documentary Series On Forts Of India.

National Commission for Women (NCW) favours law to control TV programmes.

Supreme Court refuses to restore Prasar Bharti CEO's exclusive powers.

‘Corruption in media affects the health of democracy'.

The statement of the I&B Minister in the Rajya sabha about the allegations against Prasar Bharati CEO.

All India Radio drives digital change in India.

Prasar Bharati earns only Rs 58.19 cr as revenue during CWG.

‘Akashavani – Then and Now’ ,National seminar.

Recent developments in Prasar Bharati

AIR Hyderabad,seeks material for website archive.

 Knew that CWG won't generate much ad revenue: Prasar Bharati.

38 AIR stations headless in four states.

Prasar Bharati moves HC against quashing of appointment news anchors.

 Private DTH operators to cash in on govt-funded HD broadcast of CWG.

HC tells private channels to respect Prasar Bharti''s  CWG copyright.

Government constitutes GOM on FM radio spectrum clock auction.

Prasar Bharati challenges private channels in Court for unauthorized CWG telecast.

Media in India losing focus, says Press Council Chairman.

"If we are not coming out with flashy advertising, it does not mean we are not performing" Says Doordarshan Director  General.

350 modern cameras, 2700 personnel, DD all geared up for CWG

Prasar Bharati Amendment Bill 2010.

 J&K government bans TV channel "Press TV "

CAT quashes appointment of newsanchors in Prasar Bharati.

Sending right signals in troubled areas.

I&B Ministry asks UPSC to review proposal for departmental promotions in Prasar Bharati.

Govt introduces Prasar Bharati Amendment Bill.

Govt. to counter Nepali, Pak TV & radio

Corporatisation to blame for paid news:PCI chairman G.N. Ray

Press Release of SEBI  Regarding Mandatory disclosures by the media of its stake in corporate sector

'Paid news' a major threat to electoral democracy: P.Sainath

Prasar Bharati, plans to introduce DVB-T2 services at 19 Locations

Doordarshan Kendra Bhopal to organise Film festival.

To hire or to buy? DD faces dilemma.

CWG: DD scales down ad revenue target by half to Rs 100 cr.

DD Kerala programme demonstrates use of TV for development at grassroots

Has paid news turned media into a 'lap dog'?

DD racing against time to ensure CWG  broadcast.

Govt. plans quiz show on rural India 'Sawal Ek Karor Ka'  

Paid news: Press Council's sham report to hide Indian media's shame.