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Election Commission plans poll conduct for media

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  • The Election commission of India is keen on drafting a model code of conduct for the media to ensure some norms are adhered to during coverage of elections, a proposal which if implemented will mark the first formal code of its kind in the country.
  • The election commissioners want to formulate a model code in consultation with media houses, political parties and other stakeholders, in line with the one that exists for political parties and election candidates, one of the persons.
  • The media has helped the EC tremendously in increasing voter awareness. Media houses will be consulted  and a code of conduct will be developed only with consensus of media.
    Source: ET

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