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Text of unattributed report headlined "PCI still awaiting panel report on 'paid news'" published by Indian newspaper The Hindu website on 21 May
New Delhi: The Press Council of India (PCI) is still awaiting the report of its sub-committee which is going into the issue of what is "paid news" and what is an advertisement. It would study the report and later forward its opinion to the Election Commission [EC] which is enquiring into a complaint against Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan on the controversy.
PCI Chairman Justice G.N. Ray told The Hindu on Thursday [20 May] that since the sub-committee was a broad-based one it was studying the issue deeply and it …