Media Trial in India

  • Megha Mishra
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  • Megha Mishra

    Assistant Professor at Department of Law, Invertis University, Bareilly, India

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Media trial is a phrase that has became popular in the late 20th century and early 21st century. It basically describes the impact of electronic media and print media coverage on a person’s reputation. It can either built or even malign the image of a person by creating a widespread perception of innocence or guilt before or after a verdict in a court of law. Media is regarded as the fourth pillar of democracy which has been playing a vital role in molding the opinion of society in various aspects. The freedom of speech and expression under the Constitution of India has broadened to include the media. But with the passage of time media has started usurping the functions of judiciary and its encroachment has started to be realized by the common people and the judiciary. This research paper attempts to focus on the impacts of media trial on judiciary and the democratic society.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3, Page 107 - 118


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