The Power and Pitfalls of Media Trials: The Effect on Indian Judiciary

  • Cathy Ruby Thomas
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  • Cathy Ruby Thomas

    Student at Christ University, Delhi NCR, India

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This paper discusses the impact of media trials on the judiciary in India. The media and the judiciary are two essential institutions that protect citizens from the power of the state. Media trials can influence public opinion and potentially affect judges' decision-making, violating an accused's right to a fair trial, especially for high-profile cases that are muddled with sensationalism. While media trials can produce positive results by promoting transparency and accountability, biased reporting and sensationalism can lead to a prejudiced environment. The paper also highlights important Indian judicial precedents and notable incidents related to media trials and the relationship between Media, Judiciary and public opinion. The main question that arises is whether the media is causing more harm than good to our society.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 3348 - 3354


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