Role Of Jury Trial

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Chapter 2
Media Trial its Nature, Origin and Implications

Today the role of media has seen the drastic change and now it has become very active due to increase in number of channels and viewers. The media plays number of roles like it not only updates about the current situations going around the world but also force other institutions to do their work by showing the aggrieved conditions of victims. In a democratic society like India media plays a very eminent role in raising the voices of people and making them heard by government and judiciary. As there are three pillars of constitution namely, the legislature, the executive and the judiciary, media is called as the fourth pillar of democracy due to the important role it plays. Now due to
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A trial in these countries that is deemed unfair will typically be restarted, or its verdict voided. Various rights associated with a fair trial are explicitly proclaimed in Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution, and Article 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights, as well as numerous other constitutions and declarations throughout the world. There is no binding international law that defines what is or is not a fair trial, for example the right to a jury trial and other important procedures vary from nation to…show more content…
It is important for judiciary to protect its reputation and to regulate the media and do not allow it to become a fearless watchdog thereby attracting serious dangerous consequences of its activities.
Also the law commission 200th report which gave certain guidelines for the regulation of media should be passed in parliament as it is still pending. Attorney General G.E Vahanvati told Supreme Court that the central government is actively Any institution, be it legislature, executive, judiciary or bureaucracy, is liable to be abused if it exceeds its legitimate jurisdiction and functions. But sometimes these ultravires activities are blessing in disguise as is the case of judicial activism. Media trial is also an appreciable effort along with the revolutionary sting operations as it keeps a close watch over the investigations and activities of police administration and executive. But there must be a reasonable self-restriction over its arena and due emphasis should be given to the fair trial and court procedures must be respected with adequate sense of responsibility. Media should acknowledge the fact that whatever they publish has a great impact over the spectator. Therefore, it is the moral duty of media to show the truth and that too at the right
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