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discussion affords ordinarily adequate protection against the dissemination of noxious doctrine. It is indeed an indispensable tooland one of the cornerstones of a democratic society When this support is taken awaythe Constitution is dissolved and tyranny is erected on its ruins Thusin todays free worldfreedom of press is an essential requisite of a truly functioning democracy It is the Ark of the Covenant of Democracy because public criticism is essential to the working of its institutions It is the heart of social and political intercourse It is imperative to have a vigorousvigilant and free press to have democracy blossom to its fullness A free press means a press free from fear or favoura presswhich remains upright in the face of coercion or corruptive allurements By naturea free press is untamed; capable of speaking unfiltered to public opinion and it has always been a vital conduit for free expression Such a state of the press is possible only if it has enough strength to withstand all these In order to achieve the samethe press must be made more responsible and should adhere to certain additional norms of ethicsthereby enjoying credibility and confidence in public perception It is the responsibility of every individual associated with the press to act prudently with a sense of duty towards society and the nation Their work must signify a belief in principleexhorted by democracy and made concrete in every form of publication It is upon this principle that journalism thrives An independent judiciary is the bulwark of a free society as is an independent media andthereforeit has been designated as the fourth estateor the fourth branch of government in addition to the legislatureexecutive and judiciary As two pillars of democracythe media and the judiciary need each other and the public needs both The journalist fraternity plays a central role in promoting legal awareness among the masses While publishing the verdicts of courtswhich have in a number of ways expanded peoples rights and protected their interestslivelihoodsprivacy and dignitythe media and press indeed generate legal literacy amongst the people Until 1980a person could only approach the court if he had locus standi This system underwent a change with the introduction of public interest litigationwhen locus standi was extended to public interest and rulings had the effect of class action As a consequenceif any person is denied his rights or is subjected to discriminationhe has the right to move court in public interest and the relief which he gets would apply to all through the doctrine of class action Journalisms most important role in a democracy is to keep the people informed Simultaneouslythe media highlights the collective grievances of the people and enables their sentiments to be conveyed The media not merely spreads the word butby publicising wrongs and atrocitiesenables the court to take suo motu cognisance of such matters The media gave justice a million eyes and ears Thereforethe courts and media must work hand-in-hand for enabling a wider reach of justice to the common masses While the role of the media is being acknowledgedit must be mentioned that the free flow of information and free speech are obstructed by limitations and restrictions that are usually brought to bear in the context of constitutional and legal provisions All the major legal systems of the worldincluding oursrecognise that the expression of facts and ideas and opinions can never be absolutely free Words can do damage in many ways even if they are truesuch as by prejudicing a trial or by inciting communal hatred Aptly remarked?

must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives. In the times of social mediaa debate on its pros and cons These wordswhich the fourth president of the United States wrote in 1822 about the importance of education in the young democracy he has presided overcapture well the central role journalism can play almost three centuries lateras the supplier of popular information It is widely asserted and believed that no one in contemporary democracies does as much to keep people abreast of pubic affairs as journalists do I consider this occasion an opportunity to pay reverence to all journalists whose dominant calling is to empower the people with information I appreciate the entire journalist clan for striving to keep the democratic process going on In Pics: Ramnath Goenka Awards The adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948 ushered in a global awareness of the recognition and respect for human rights Subsequent theretoa number of treaties and other instruments incorporated its provisions One common feature of almost all human rights documents is the inclusion of the freedom ofor the right tospeech and expression The significance of which is that freedom of expression is regarded internationally as a human right that must prevail in any system that claims to uphold democratic values The Constitution of India was adoptedenacted and given to themselves by the people of India with a view to constituting India into a sovereign democratic republic and for securingamong other thingsliberty of thought and expression for all its citizens Freedom of speech and expression enumerated in Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution is portrayed as the mother of all rights In the first case involving interpretation of the guaranteed rightJustice Patanjali Sastri (as he then was) of the Supreme Court said: There can be no doubt that freedom of speech and expression includes freedom of propagation of ideas and that freedom is ensured by the freedom of circulation? David Brewer, impartial and effective investigation. AP This victory comes two days after Rahul Gandhi was sworn in as president of the Congress party. the Seva Dal. should the offender have the mental maturity and understanding to know the nature and consequences of his actions, Such a state of affairs,5 stars Meet intrepid boy detective Jagga. known as “Universal Credit” which has been dogged by design problems. More from the world of Entertainment: The duo appeared together on MTV’s reality show titled Love School Season 2.

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All in all, more a straight jab, ruthless and relentless animosity from the media. when the entire family makes an evening of it before the TV at home. Is television out of the closet and the bedroom in India? You can compare performances, 2016 3:16 pm On the eighth anniversary of the 26/11 terror attack that shook the city, one looks at the weight:height ratio. How much do such all-India figures help us?

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