Author: K N HarikumarTranslator(s)/ Edito: K N HarikumarPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2006Language: EnglishPages: 190ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123746814
The relationship of the judiciary, the political establishment, the mass media and the public is vital to the healthy functioning of any democracy. In recent years in our country, these relationships have become highly tense, conflictual, problematic and controversial. Many of these conflicts have revolved around axes of contempt of court and privileges of the legislatures and also in relation to the press and other mass media. The contributions to this book explore different facets of these relations and their sources and implications for civil society and our democratic polity. Further, the authors make suggestion towards resolving these conflicts and encouraging healthier relation between these key institutions of any democratic society.
AcknowledgementsIntroductionFALI S. NARIMANLegislative Privileges and the Freedom of the Press A Legal AnalysisSAMAR DITYA PALContempt Judges and TruthN.R. MADHAVA MENONMedia Reporting of Crime and fair Trial GuaranteeRAJEEV DHAVANContempt of court and the PressUDAY RAJ RAIGovernance, Governing Institutions and the Fourth EstateB.R.P. BHASKARThe Media Under PressureK.N. HARI KUMARContempt, Privileges and Press FreedomAbout the Contributors