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Hampering Judicial Independence: Media Trials in India, Its History and a Fresh Perspective

media trials in India

Media trials in India have become more common than one would imagine; what started as a benign form of investigative reporting have spread like a wildfire of fake news and speculation. Therefore, these media trials invalidate legitimate media reporting by casting a shadow of unverified claims and generalisation. Ishita Singh and Harsh Bhargava present the predicament of media trials and how they could weaken judicial decision-making and democracy. They offer the essential historical point that marks the beginning of media trials in India and the world, presenting various principles that allow spaces for egalitarian reporting.


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