INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY GOVERNANCE AFTER NEW ECONOMIC POLICY: REGULATING ELECTRONIC MEDIA INDUSTRY
Information and technology (IT) governance means the entirety of rules that aim to control and organize IT systems. It is characterized as a new concept suited for the analysis of IT policy and regulation. In a society like India to draw conclusions at issues of electronic media regulation, at first there should be an establishment of a genuine and neutral body to judge the process of electronic media workings. By looking at the current environment of non-existing neutral regulatory bodies for electronic media the only hope that is left is the judiciary. This article tries to address the issue of information and technology governance concentrating on the regulation of electronic media in India. It also focuses on the history of electronic media regulation in India with special reference to television content regulation. It analyzes the consequence of several regulatory mechanisms relating to electronic media around the world. Lastly it suggests a model of regulatory mechanism to regulate the fastest growing media industry of India and to find a balance between private and public sphere governance of IT.