The Union government has set up a Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine the problem of paid news and suggest policy measures to combat it, according to informed sources.

It will be headed by Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee. The other members are: Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Law Minister Veerappa Moily, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Human Resource Development Minister Kabil Sibal.

It is likely to discuss the report on paid news prepared by journalists Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and K. Srinivas Reddy for the Press Council of India (PCI).

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