Role of Media in Indian Democracy

  • Ishan Semwal and Dr. Anjum Parvez
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  • Ishan Semwal

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India

  • Dr. Anjum Parvez

    Assistant Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, India

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India is a developing nation which is constantly evolving with the spirit of development, of which progress is an integral part. In achieving the goal of development media plays a very important role. Starting from the days of Indian freedom struggle, the media or the press has played a very significant role in awakening of its spirit of independence. Media started in print form in the country and later with the advent of radio, television and other technologies, the sphere of its coverage gradually expanded. Further media plays a very important role in our day-to-day life, as it is responsible for shaping up the opinions of people in the society. To shape up a correct opinion, the circulation of correct information becomes equally important this can be achieved only through a free media, which is unbiased in nature. To ensure the freedom of media, our constitution does not provide any specific heading, but it provides Article 19(1) (a), which speaks about freedom of speech and expression, this freedom in itself is inclusive of freedom of press. There are certain limitations provided in Article 19 (2), which leads to the judicious exercise of the freedom of press. There have been many judicial instances where different courts, including the Apex Court i.e. The Supreme Court of India has established the right of freedom of speech and expression, which includes different aspects of free media in order to achieve the overall development of the nation.


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International Journal of Legal Science and Innovation, Volume 3, Issue 4, Page 1048 - 1055


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