BJP open to amend programming code to do away with ban on TV channels

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday reiterated its commitment to media freedom and asserted that self-regulation is the best regulation for media.

Replying to a question at a press conference here, about dangers to freedom of the press owing to the 24-hour ban on NDTV India news channel for allegedly violating programming code during Pathankot terror attack coverage, BJP national spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao expressed his party's firm resolve not to compromise with national interests and interests of security but expressed openness for any unanimous suggestions from media combine to programming Code, that would do away with ban on telecast for 24 hours for violation and replace it with other measures, including enhancement of penalty or fines.

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