An Analysis on Trial by Media

  • Sneha V.S.
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  • Sneha V.S.

    LL.M. Student at Government Law College, Ernakulam, India

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Trial by media is a term that has gained popularity in recent decades to describe the impact of television and print media coverage on a case by an attempt made by the media ,to hold the accused guilty even before his trial and regardless of any verdict in a court of law. In the past few years, we have seen a sharp increase in media influence on the process of access to justice in a wide range of instances involving corruption, rape, murder, sexual harassment, and terrorist operations, among other things. Media activism places a covert pressure on the courts to provide justice to victims who might interfere with the trial proceedings, bias the accused, and the accused's ability to prove his innocence. To find the truth, maintain democratic values, and address social, political, and economic issues are all tasks shared by the judiciary and media. This paper is a modest attempt to examine the necessity for media engagement and the critical role it plays in promoting justice in society.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 2079 - 2087


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