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New IT Rules Are Draconian: Former CEO, Prasar Bharati

Interview with Jawhar Sircar |
Interviewed by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta
Produced by Newsclick Team,
The new Information Technology rules are not merely an instance of overkill by the government and a possibly illegal extension of the executive's power to control social media and digital video streaming platforms.

The new Information Technology rules are not merely an instance of overkill by the government and a possibly illegal extension of the executive's power to control social media and digital video streaming platforms. The rules would sow the seeds of curbing dissenting voices in the news media, says Jawhar Sircar, former Secretary, Culture and CEO, Prasar Bharati Corporation, in an exclusive interview with Newsclick.

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