ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Crisis of Indian Press-Irrelevance of Press Commission

Crisis of Indian Press Irrelevance of Press Commission Sumanta Banerjee DURING the last 30 years or so, certain pressures have woven them- selves so closely into the fabric of the Indian press that they have become nvisible, Since 1954, when the First Press Commission brought to public notice the growing concentration of newspaper ownership in the hands of a few big business houses, a certain awareness of the direct pressure of such ownership on the pattern of reing has emerged among sensitive sections of our people. Again, the events of the early 1970s culiminating in he declaration of Emergency and pre- censorship rules opened the eyes of these sections to pressures on the press from another quarter

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