Picturization of movie which involves the actress with a wink is not blasphemous-SC

section 295A does not penalise any and every act of insult to or attempt to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of a class of citizens but it penalises only those acts of insults to or those varieties of attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of a class of citizens which are perpetrated with the deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of that class. Insults to religion offered unwittingly or carelessly or without any deliberate or malicious intention to outrage the religious feelings of that class do not come within the sanction.… Read More Picturization of movie which involves the actress with a wink is not blasphemous-SC

Whether there is any law empowering State or its officials to prohibit or to impose a prior restraint upon press-media

There is no law empowering the State or its officials to prohibit, or to impose a prior restraint upon the press/media. The right to privacy as an independent and distinctive concept originated in the field of Tort law, under which a new cause of action for damages resulting from unlawful invasion of privacy was recognised.… Read More Whether there is any law empowering State or its officials to prohibit or to impose a prior restraint upon press-media

Government of India Media Wings

Prasar Bharati All India Radio (AIR) Doordarshan New Media Wing Directorate of Field Publicity Directorate of Film Festivals Films Division Photo Division Electronic Media Monitoring Centre Publication Division Registrar of Newspapers for India Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity Press Information Bureau DOT (Department of Telecommunications) BIS (Bureau of Indian Standard) TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority… Read More Government of India Media Wings

United States District Court in Washington on Tuesday approved the blockbuster merger between AT&T and Time Warner, rebuffing the government’s effort to stop the deal

June 12, 2018 -WASHINGTON —Federal judge Richard J. Leon of United States District Court in Washington on Tuesday approved the blockbuster merger between AT&T and Time Warner, rebuffing the government’s effort to stop the $85.4 billion deal, in a decision The judge, observed that the Justice Department failed to  proved that the telecom company’s acquisition… Read More United States District Court in Washington on Tuesday approved the blockbuster merger between AT&T and Time Warner, rebuffing the government’s effort to stop the deal

Statutory provisions on reporting by media of the cases involving sexual offences

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL OFFENCES ACT, 2012 Chapter V- Procedure for reporting of cases Sec 23. Procedure for media- No person shall make any report or present comments on any child from any form of media or studio or photographic facilities without having complete and authentic information, which may have the effect of lowering his… Read More Statutory provisions on reporting by media of the cases involving sexual offences

VIACOM 18 MEDIA PRIVATE LIMITED & ORS. Petitioner(s) VS UNION OF INDIA & ORS. Respondent(s)[SC 2018 JANUARY]

KEYWORD :- PADMABAT MOVIE- Date : 18-01-2018- “we direct there shall be stay of operation of the notifications and orders issued by the respondent-States and we also restrain the other States to issue notifications/orders in any manner prohibiting the exhibition and we are sure, the concerned State authorities shall keep paragraph 27 of the judgment in the case of Prakash… Read More VIACOM 18 MEDIA PRIVATE LIMITED & ORS. Petitioner(s) VS UNION OF INDIA & ORS. Respondent(s)[SC 2018 JANUARY]

Media Law -2

1 Theories of Freedom of Expression and the Media 2 Freedom of Media Expression under the Constitution and the Convention 3 Censorship and Public Morality 4 The Media and Politics 5 The Media and the Courts 6 Defamation 7 Privacy 8 Broadcasting Regulation in India 9 Regulation of the Press 10 Media Ownership