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Volume 7 Issue 7
July-2020
eISSN: 2349-5162

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JETIR2007055

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464-473

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SHAPING A PEACEFUL DEMOCRACY-ROLE OF MEDIA TO BE REDEFINED

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2349-5162

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"SHAPING A PEACEFUL DEMOCRACY-ROLE OF MEDIA TO BE REDEFINED", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no.464-473, July-2020, Available :http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007055.pdf

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Since the 17th century, the role of the press as fourth estate and as a forum for public discussion and debate has been recognized since the 17th century. The influence, power and ability to generate mass opinion of the media are widely acknowledged. Unfortunately this acquired power has been often misused and manipulated by the media resulting in irreparable injury upon democracy by hiding truth. Media provide readers, listeners and viewers with information and that range of ideas and opinion which enables them to participate actively in a political democracy. Freedom of media should be protected in spite of the injury that may be arising out of its misuse. In India the freedom of media is construed by the courts from Article 19(1) (a) of the constitution which talks about freedom of speech and expression. It is now well settled that Article 19(1) (a) also assures the freedom of media, though it is not separately stated there, unlike some other constitutions like that of the U.S.A. Since the very objective of this freedom is the protection of the society and propagation of democratic values it is not absolute and cannot encroach upon the fundamental right of others. With this intention unbridled power was not conferred on media and at times of trespass, courts in India had tied knots upon it. Because the freedom of the press is not so much for the benefit of the press as for the benefit of the general community. Ultimately community has a right to be supplied with information and the government owes a duty to educate the people within the limits of its resources. The apex court also reaffirmed this reason of extending the freedom of speech and expression to media. This paper is an attempt to verify whether this role is performed by the media to deepen democracy and further to redefine it to lead to a peaceful democracy.

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Press, democracy, freedom, media, court.

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"SHAPING A PEACEFUL DEMOCRACY-ROLE OF MEDIA TO BE REDEFINED", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no. pp464-473, July-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007055.pdf

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Published Paper ID: JETIR2007055
Registration ID: 235035
Published In: Volume 7 | Issue 7 | Year July-2020
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Page No: 464-473
ISSN Number: 2349-5162

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"SHAPING A PEACEFUL DEMOCRACY-ROLE OF MEDIA TO BE REDEFINED", International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Innovative Research (www.jetir.org | UGC and issn Approved), ISSN:2349-5162, Vol.7, Issue 7, page no. pp464-473, July-2020, Available at : http://www.jetir.org/papers/JETIR2007055.pdf




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