Right to Privacy and Its Infringement by Media

  • Kanchan Yadav
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  • Kanchan Yadav

    Student at Uttaranchal University, Law College Dehradun, India.

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Privacy is a Human Right as well as Fundamental Right in India. It includes human dignity and other values also like Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Association. It is also protected in UDHR, ICCPR, and many other treaties. Nearly every country in the world adopts the Right of Privacy in its Constitution. In Indian Constitution, there is no specific article for Privacy but due to judicial advent, it includes in article 21 of the constitution. The maker of our constitution knew the immense power vested in the print media, therefore they include article 19(1)(a) from article 19 of UDHR and this right is also reflected in article 19 of ICCPR. Due to the emergence of media which is one of the most reliable and relevant sources of information and awareness for the public in the modern age, the privacy of the individual is often harassed and infringed. In modern scenarios media is going to write stories from their own biases and negligently or heartlessly encroach the private lives of individuals which is against "ethical journalism". As a result, there is a need to protect the right to privacy on a higher footing about Press.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 115 - 120

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112433

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