• Historical Evolution Of Media In India: A Critical Analysis

    Dev Dhar Dubey
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    This comprehensive study delves into the intricate tapestry of the historical evolution of media in India, offering a critical analysis that is deeply rooted in the legal framework governing this vibrant landscape. From the earliest forms of communication in ancient India to the digital age of the 21st century, this research explores the dynamic transformations and challenges faced by Indian media. The study employs a multifaceted approach, incorporating legal provisions, landmark case laws, and socio-political developments to trace the growth of media in India. It delves into the role played by the Indian Constitution and its fundamental rights in shaping media freedom, scrutinizing essential elements such as freedom of speech and expression, right to information, and media regulation. Additionally, this research critically examines significant historical milestones, including the advent of print media during the colonial era, the liberalization of broadcasting in the 1990s, and the impact of digital media platforms on journalism and dissemination of information. Through a meticulous analysis of case laws from Indian courts, this study highlights pivotal legal judgments that have defined the boundaries of media ethics, freedom, and accountability. It also explores the interplay between media and democracy, shedding light on the responsibilities of the fourth estate in India's vibrant democratic system. In conclusion, this research offers a nuanced understanding of the historical evolution of media in India, underpinned by an extensive examination of the legal landscape. It emphasizes the symbiotic relationship between media and the Indian legal system, providing valuable insights for scholars, policymakers, and stakeholders in the field of media and communications.
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