This book is an analysis carried out through an academic lens, enabling the reader to study the
impact and intersection of media and law in India in a streamlined sense. Freedom of media is
one of the pillars in a democracy, and this book assesses the same in the Indian context across
the wide spectrum of media – such as news, cinema, television as well as advertisements. From
historical journey of Indian media to contemporary debates and discussion, understanding
freedom of media under Article 19(1)(a) to understanding freedom of Indian media on a global
scale, the book delves into law, policy and judgments alike.
• Equips law students, legal practitioners, media practitioners, scholars, and anyone connected
to the field of media with an understanding of historical background, constitutional and
statutory framework, and policy aspects of the interface between media and the law.
• Covers various theories of press, the World Press Freedom Index, legal implications, and
restrictions that encompass print, electronic, broadcast, and social media.
• Summarises the Key Recollect points after each chapter
• Also provides Do it Yourself exercises for practice