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An Insight Into Trial By Media

Megha Mishra, Assistant Professor of Law, Invertis University & Nidhi Shanker, Bareilly College, Bareilly


Media trial is a phrase that has become popular in the late 20th century and early 21st century. It basically describes the impact of media coverage on a person’s reputation covered by electronic media and print media. It can either build or even malign the image of a person by creating a pervasive perception of innocence or guilt before or after the judgment by the Court of Law. Media is the basic foundation of the state which has been playing an important role in molding the opinion of society in various aspects. The freedom of speech and expression under the Constitution of India has broadened to include the media. But with the passage of time media has started usurping the functions of the judiciary and its encroachment has started to be realized by the common people and the judiciary. This report attempts to focus on the impacts of media trials on the judiciary and the democratic society.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


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