Ethical Journalism in India

Milind Jain
K.L.E. Society’s Law College, Bengaluru

Volume III, Issue III, 2020

Over the world in all the democratic countries media has been recognized as the pillar of democracy. In India Media is considered as the fourth pillar of democracy. The activity or the profession writing for any newspaper or any magazine or for any broadcasting news on Televisions or radio is known as Journalism. In other words Journalism is the practise of investigating and reporting of any event, issues, and trends to maximum of the audience, broadcasting in televisions, radios, mobile media, any network, blog or social media. The things that are generated by doing all these kinds of activities are known as journalism. And the people who gather the news and information for mass audience are known as Journalists. This field includes writing, editing, design, and photography. With this idea journalists cover individuals, organizations, institutions, governments and business and cultural aspects of society. The news media are the main providers of the information and shares all the opinions about the public affairs.

In this paper I will be dealing with the Growth of media, responsibilities of media, freedom of press, principles of journalism, dark side of Indian Journalism which is also known as Yellow Journalism and at last I will recommend some of the points that government and judiciary should take, the laws relating to press under Constitution of India, Indian Penal Code, other press laws and acts and in Code of Criminal Procedure. 


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