The book adequately meets the requirements of a journalist containing comprehensive discussion of the basic principles relating to the freedom of the Press — from its constitutional, philosophical and legal standpoints. The book not only deals with general topics such as the need for freedom of the Press, the protection of that freedom and the limitations thereto under the Constitution of India, in the background of comparable provisions of Indian, English and American laws, but also the common law and statutory law bearing on the status and liabilities of the Press as an establishment. In this edition apart from developments and issues in the nascent law on privacy, other significant topics have been dealt with, including ‘trial by media’, ‘paid news’, contempt of court, government secrecy, and protection of journalistic sources.

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Author(s)D D Basu
PublisherLexis Nexis
Publish YearJanuary 2010