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* Complaints-cum-Notices given to all Collectors in AP & Telangana to initiate legal action against unauthorised posters and wall writings

* Update on PIL in Supreme Court on independent regulator for broadcast media: 

* Ministry of I&B imposes penalties on two Telugu News Channels (ABN Andhra Jyothi & N TV) based on complaints by MWI
  - See decisions at Sl. No's 234 & 237 HERE

* Notice to Ministry of I&B against unregistered channels of DTH operators (28-4-2014)

* Notice to Ministry of I&B for non-imposition of statutory penalties on erring TV Channels (3-2-2014)

Complaint to MIB & TRAI on gross violation of Advertisement Code by DTH Service Providers (21-1-2014)

* Complaint regarding non-adherence to CBFC cuts in the film ‘Dedh Isquiya’ (15-1-2014)

* Cinema, 'at the pleasure of Central Government' Article in 'The Hoot' analysing Mudgal Report on Cinematograph Law (10-1-14)

* Press Note (3-1-2014): Supreme Court issued notice to Ministry of I&B, IBF, NBA, AROI, ASCI on MWI’s PIL for independent regulator for broadcast media


* Comments to Ministry of I&B on Expert Committee Report on Cinema Law & Draft Cinematograph Bill, 2013 

* Press Note (30-10-2013): TDSAT issues notice to TRAI on ‘MediaWatch-India’s appeal against TRAI’s amended ad regulations dropping provisions relating to ‘part-screen’ & loud commercials in TV channels

  - Text of Appeal 17(C) of 2013 in TDSAT

* ‘Never-ending commercial breaks’ in TV Channels - Article by Edara Gopi Chand, Vice-President, MWI (Editorial Page, The Hindu dt. 5-4-2013)   



* Ministry of I&B decides to modify the format of Censor Certificate consequent to writ petition filed by 'MediaWatch-India'


* MWI Letter to all newspapers regarding indication of Censor 'Certified Title' (A, U/A) as part of film advertisements

* MWI Members file complaints against posters of several films for non-indication Censor 'Certified Title' (A, U/A)

* MWI Application under Right to Information Act to Ministry of I&B reg. implementation of Cable Networks Act
  - Reply from Ministry of I&B

* MWI Application under Right to Information Act to Ministry of I&B reg. implementation of Cinematograph Act
  - Reply from Ministry of I&B