Council of Information and Broadcasting is a non-profit body established by the ISWF as the leading organization in the integration of media and the conduct and discipline of journalists. The Council started as a self-regulating body to integrate media industry in India but transited through the Information & Broadcasting act and adopted co-regulation media regulation approach, where board members and the Secretariat while council will be receiving funds to support some of its activities, remain very independent in their operations and are not subject to any form of control.
Fundamental public interest maxim of media freedom and freedom of expression and principles of open and independent media that promotes participatory democracy rule of low accountability in the governance process underlay the media regulation process at the Council. The right and privileges of journalists are protected while professionalism and accountability of media workers is upheld. Training on the Code of Conduct for the Practice of Journalism is a major activity while dispute resolution by the Complaints Commission of the Council ensures that the public have the opportunity to raise complaints against the conduct and behavior of journalists and media houses.
A professional and free media accountable to the public.
To safeguard media freedom, enhance professionalism and arbitrate media disputes.
Council is committed to the following guiding principles:
4. Transparency and Accountability
Council’s Role, Mandate, Functions and Authority
The Council draws its mandate and authority from the concerned Industry. Its functions are to: