Media: Revitalization of Democracy​​

Anshuman Das
School of Law, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

Freedom of speech and expression is the blood of democracy, palpitation of democracy, control of the administration and makes mindfulness among the individuals. Blood eliminates the dead cell in a similar way freedom of speech and expression eliminates the subjective government and spot a law based government In the Indian constitution, the phrase “Freedom of Press” is not expressly mentioned, but it is implicit under Article 19(1) (a). Freedom of media is the freedom of individuals, as they ought to be educated regarding public issues, we can say that Freedom of the press is the freedom of communication and expression through vehicles including diverse electronic media and published material. Once the media was profoundly viewed as the voice of individuals, however now it has become the equivalents of falsehoods, contempt, purposeful publicity, coercing. Technically a democracy stands on the pillars of judiciary, executive and legislature. But with the rise of the press and its power to reach every nook and corner of the state it can also be considered as the fourth pillar of a democracy The accompanying paper would discuss the contribution and necessity of freedom of the press in a democracy and importunes in constitution.

Keywords: Freedom of Speech, Media, Democracy, Rights, Restrictions, Regulations, Expressions, Communications.​