Paojel Chaoba, a journalist from Manipur, has reportedly been sent a notice by the state under the newly introduced Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. The notice has been sent to the journalist over a discussion he participated in for his organisation, The Frontier Manipur (TFM).
TMF is an organisation that works as a media outlet and is deemed to be the first media organisation that has been sent a notice over the violation of the new rules. Both, the journalist and the company have been asked to furnish necessary documents to prove that they are complying with the rules, “failing which steps as deemed fit shall be initiated without further notice”.
We at @FMP condemn and flag the notice sent to a Manipur based media group for a social media post, where the mere discussion of a subject is now called into question. Please share widely in support of the freedom of expression. pic.twitter.com/LuR1FjlNlb
— Revati Laul (@RevatiLaul) March 2, 2021