Freedom of Press in Democratic Society with reference to India

  • Ankit Kumar and Khaleeq Ahmad
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  • Ankit Kumar

    Student at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

  • Khaleeq Ahmad

    Assistant Professor at Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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Freedom of press is essential for a healthy democracy. It fosters voices and props up debates, educates the public and thinks governments accountable. The freedom of speech and expression is enjoyed to the fullest in the largest democracy, the country of India, they allow this in accordance to the provisions of the Indian constitution the Article being the 19(1). However, holding the opinion that press freedom in India exists and is protected by the constitution, I am forced to admit that the reality is somewhat different. Only those points of interest pertinent to the evaluation of a free press in the democratic nation are discussed herewith in the abstract. The remaining analysis studies the legal frameworks in India that protect the press freedom. Finally, it acknowledges the challenges that media undergo including decline in rankings of press freedom and outside pressure from government. This battling on how to balance between national security issues and the right to know is well illustrated by the case of India. This article also provides legal aspect of press freedom in India. Examining legal framework, constitutional provisions and other. This article also gives an overview of contemporary position of press freedom in democratic society.




International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 3, Page 3794 - 3805


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