‘Media trials put pressure on courts’

‘Govt. plans to introduce limitations on live coverage of security operations’

January 18, 2015 11:40 pm | Updated November 16, 2021 05:55 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

Making out a case against media trials, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Sunday that technology had made State censorship an exercise in futility.

Delivering the first Justice J.S. Verma Memorial Lecture on “Freedom and responsibility of media,” organised by the News Broadcasters Association here, Mr. Jaitley urged the media to introspect as media trials undertaken in television studios bring “tremendous pressure” on courts.

He disclosed the government’s plans to soon introduce some limitations on live media coverage of security operations such as those carried out during the Mumbai terror attack.

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