Role of Media Trials in Criminal Justice System: An Analysis

  • Shivangi Gupta
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  • Shivangi Gupta

    Student at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun, India.

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“Trial by media” is a term that has only lately been developed to describe a part of ‘media activism.’ It refers to “the impact of television and newspaper coverage on a person’s reputation by creating a widespread perception of guilt regardless of any verdict in a Court of law.” During high-profile cases, the media frequently create an ambience of public hysteria akin to a lynch mob, which not only makes a fair trial impossible but also means that, regardless of the trial’s outcome, the condemned is now held liable. The media playing the job of a foe and utilizing the masses as judges to lead their own preliminaries is the way a media preliminary comes to be. The media is frequently brutal to the psychological well-being of everyone involved, particularly the accused and victims. They intrude on their privacy, infringing on Article 21’s guarantee of the right to privacy. The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the constitutionality of media trials in today’s age of various judicial proceedings.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 2, Page 835 - 844


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