Category: Media & Cyber Law

Constitutionality of Media Trials in India: A Detailed Analysis

Media plays a vital role in moulding the opinion of the society and it is capable of changing the whole viewpoint through which people perceive various events. Heinous crimes must be condemned and the media would be justified in calling for the perpetrators to be punished in accordance with the law. However, the media cannot usurp the functions of the judiciary and deviate from objective and unbiased reporting. While a media shackled by government regulations is unhealthy for democracy, the implications of continued unaccountability are even more damaging. Steps need to be taken in order to prevent media trials from eroding the civil rights of citizens, whereby the media have a clearer definition of their rights and duties, and the courts are given the power to punish those who flagrantly disregard them.

Law On Phone-tapping In India

By Priyan Garg, Amity Law School, Noida “EDITOR’S NOTE:- The recent times have exposed the diabolic methods used by government agencies all over the world for the greater good of national security. Deployment of such techniques is invasive of the fundamental right to privacy that citizens are entitled to. In […]

Cyber Sharing (In terms of Peer-to-Peer networks): Opportunity or Challenge to Entertainment Industry

By Sudhanshu Prakash, School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science & Technology, Kochi “Editor’s Note: In the era of technological advancement, cyber crimes are rampant, and forever on the rise. Internet piracy violates a large number of copyrights and leads to IPR controversies. The emergence of Peer-to-Peer sharing, better […]

Media Trials And The Rights Of The Accused

By Isha Tyagi and Nivedita Grover, Symbiosis Law School Noida “EDITOR’S NOTE:- Media is rightly called the fourth estate. In today’s time, media is certainly the most powerful instrument for transmission of information as well as opinion. Media trials, a concept that gained popularity in the twentieth century, pertains to […]