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International Journal of Law, Justice and Jurisprudence

2022, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part A

Media trails: From progression to regression


Author(s): Zainab Gazala Sheikh and Sunita

Abstract: “A responsible media is the handmaiden of effective judicial administration”. The media has an impact on the lives and thoughts of people all around the world. It has significantly impacted people’s thought process of interpreting the world in different light and molding the opinion of people. It’s quite bizarre that with evident growth of mass media in past two decades, media has play a vital role in changing viewpoints and perceptions in fraction of seconds. It acts as instrument for not only sharing viewpoints but also building opinions on various issues of national or international matters.In India, democracy has three strong pillars but with progressive growth of Media, it has become the fourth one. The unprecedented growth of Media has revolutionized and it has been proved fruitful in various spheres, Judiciary being one of them. Indian Constitution has recognized freedom of press under the ambit of “Art 19(1)(a)” but also imposes reasonable restrictions by limiting the freedom of speech and expression if its violating someone’s reputation, Privacy or contempt of court. Media and Judiciary go hand in hand. Judiciary being the backbone of the democracy cannot be hampered or tampered. But, lately media tends to pierce itself through judiciary in the name of freedom of speech and expression, sometimes leading to distort reality by presenting “what public is interested in” instead of “what’s in public interest” to catch public attention.

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Zainab Gazala Sheikh, Sunita. Media trails: From progression to regression. Int J Law Justice Jurisprudence 2022;2(2):41-43.
International Journal of Law, Justice and Jurisprudence