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Indian Media

India has an open, vibrant and diverse media including print, visual and online media. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) is the nodal agency of the Government of India to disseminate information to the media on government policies, programmes, initiatives and achievements. It functions as an interface between the Government and the media and also serves to provide feedback to the Government on people’s reaction as reflected in the media. PIB disseminates information through different modes of communication viz. press releases, press notes, feature articles, backgrounders, photographs, database available on Bureau’s website etc. Information disseminated is released in English, Hindi and Urdu and subsequently translated in other Indian languages to reach out to about 8,400 newspapers and media organizations in different parts of country. In addition, PIB organizes Press Conferences, Press Briefing, Interviews of the Ministers /Secretaries and other senior officers for sensitizing media persons on important policy initiatives of the Government. The Bureau also conducts Press Tours to successful project sites to enable media to have first-hand account of developmental activities going on in the country.

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