Priyesh Pathak, Student, LL.M. (2022-2023), Hidayatullah National Law University Raipur & B.A.LL.B. (Hons.), Hidayatullah National Law University Raipur
This paper discusses the Media's position under Indian Constitution by analysing the freedom of press laid under the Article 19 of the Constitution of India. The paper consists how “freedom of speech and expression” consists “freedom of press” also. It is well recognised that press freedom provides a forum for discussion of ideas, social objectives, public issues, political issues, and news about current occurrences. The most significant basic right, freedom of speech and expression, is guaranteed by the Constitution of India. The media, which is considered as the 4th pillar in a democracy, has an effect on the social, economic, diplomatic, and political problems faced by the nation. For us to exercise our constitutionally guaranteed rights, press freedom is a crucial precondition. In accordance with Part 3 of the Constitution, Article 19(1)(a) guarantees the freedom of speech and expression. Various case laws and judicial interpretation of this right is also been discussing in this paper. Further the reasonable restriction on freedom of press under Article 19(2) is also discussed. Recent trends in freedom of press with examples and media trial’s constitutionality is also been highlighted.