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Law Ministry planning to launch a TV channel

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Ministry is planning to come out with a television channel to show legal awareness programmes and debates on important verdicts.

The 'and legal studies channel', as per the ministry's plan, will become a 24-hour affair once it has enough stock of programmes, including debate shows and documentaries.

The ministry has approached the HRD Ministry to provide it with one channel from its free-to-air bouquet called 'Swayam Prabha'.

The Ministry has already started the leg work to create a of programmes for the proposed channel. It has invited entries for short films on legal literacy. It plans to hold a legal literacy video contest to get the best of short films.

During the rule, it had planned a channel dedicated to the Supreme But as the apex had reservations on recording of its proceedings, the idea was shelved.

The ministry is considering hiring leading directors to produce programmes for the proposed project.

"As a part of this first of its kind initiative, the Department of Justice seeks to primarily collaborate with Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, in its Swayam Prabha Project that run 32 Direct-to- Home Channels to telecast high quality educational programmes 24X7 basis.

"The selected quality entries will get space on the law and legal studies channel of the Swayam Prabha to be telecast for wider dissemination and viewership," the ministry said.

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First Published: Thu, March 16 2017. 16:57 IST