Centre should protect freedom of press: KCR

Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has found fault with the Central Government’s decision to cancel the accreditation of journalist’s accused of filing fake news items.

He said that the government should have a responsibility to protect freedom of the press without violating the basic civil rights. He said there are already Acts, laws in vogue to deal with those writing fake news, baseless news. By stating that identification of journalists will be cancelled under the pretext of curbing fake news is now sending disturbing signals among thousands of journalists in the country, the Chief Minister said. (INN)