LAW ET JUSTICIA LAW REVIEW
VOLUME 1 ISSUE 2
GLARE OF PUBLICITY OF INDIAN MEDIA: A FAKE FORUM
Manipal University, Jaipur
Manipal University Jaipur
Media is often regarded as 4 th pillar of democracy. Media trial means television, radio, newspaper and social media coverage on a case which is pending before the court of law in away that it harms the reputation of a person, community and religion and creates perception of guilt in the minds of audience irrespective of the verdict of the court. In present times, themedia plays an important role in our day to day lives as it keeps us updated about the events
happening all around the world from the comfort of our home but this power is sometimes used to promote propaganda which can create or destroy the reputation of a political party, individual, community or religion. Furthermore, as individuals generally rely on media to provide information, sometimes media tend to take advantage of this for money-making business. Therefore, it is necessary to discuss the extent to which article 19 (1) (a) of the constitution of India which guarantees freedom of speech and expression can be exercised so it do not violate the provisions that safeguards the right to fair trial under Contempt of Court Act, 1971, Article 129 and Article 215 of the constitution. Thus, this paper suggests some regulatory steps for reporting of media so that distinction between media trial and informative media is well maintained.