IT Rules 2021 and News: Online discussion on 3 June 2021

Webnyay is proud to partner with Medianama in organising an online discussion on how the IT Rules 2021 impact News and News Aggregators in India. The event is supported by Google.

Date: 3 June 2021 (Thursday)

Proposed Schedule (IST):
2:15 – 2:30 PM: Check-in
2:30 – 3:45 PM: IT Rules & their impact on News
3.45 – 5.00 PM: IT Rules & their impact on News Aggregators
5:00 – 5:15 PM: Closing comments


On February 25, 2021, the Indian government issued the latest Information Technology Rules 2021, effectively creating a regulatory structure for news and news aggregators. The rules go beyond just covering news publications, and include news and current affairs channels on YouTube, foreign news and media publications, as well as aggregators. These entities will now have to follow journalistic norms and code under the Press Council Act, form self-regulatory organisations, hire India-based compliance officers, set up a grievance redressal mechanism, submit their basic information to the government, among other things.

Further, social media companies and other online intermediaries are now responsible to monitor news and current affairs content on their platforms published by individual journalists, freelancers, satirists or any other commentator.

This is an invite-only session, so don’t forget to either apply to attend to Medianama or attend as a Webnyay guest. If you would like to attend as our guest, please write to us at and we will revert with a confirmation of your attendance.

Grievance Redressal Mechanism

Webnyay is assisting news companies, news aggregators, social media companies, intermediaries, online content curators, OTT platforms as well as self-regulatory organisations and industry bodies comply with the IT Rules 2021. If you would like to discuss this further, please reach out to us at

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