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Democratise Radio News in India

News and current affairs programmes on radio are vital for the future of any democracy. However, India could be the only democracy in the world where the government still controls news on private radio channels. The government’s control over the program content on radio is a major obstacle to achieving an independent media ecosystem. Similarly, the lack of information-related programme content on these platforms could make private FM radio an outdated medium in the years to come. This paper attempts to understand the importance of democratising radio news in India. Further, it also offers an understanding of the discussions on radio news in India and the need for news and current affairs programmes on private FM radio.

Supreme Court's Decision on Reporting of Proceedings

The media should not see the Supreme Court's recent decision on reporting of judicial proceedings as a staggering overreaction by the judiciary. It should instead build on the clarity that the Court has brought to the issue and cast itself as a participant in - rather than a victim of - orders aimed at striking a balance between the freedom of the press and the right of a litigant to a fair trial.
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