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Madhya Pradesh High Court reserves order on interim relief of journalists.

Lawstreet Journal 12 Jun 2021 2:04am

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Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday, June 09 2021, reserved an order on the interim bail of 4 legal journalists who had moved to the court to seek permission for live reporting.

A division bench of Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Justice Virender Singh observed that the right to live reporting court proceedings cannot be disputed. The court marked that the matter should be sent to the E-Committee as a representation of the Journalists so that it could take a concrete decision on this matter.

Senior Advocate Nidhesh Gupta along with Advocate Manu Maheshwari, appearing for the journalists, Nupur Thapliyal (Legal Correspondent, Live Law), Sparsh Upadhyay (Special Legal Correspondent, Live Law), Areeb Uddin Ahmed (Legal Correspondent, Bar and Bench), and Rahul Dubey (Legal Correspondent, Dainik Bhaskar), who have challenged the MP Video conferencing and audio-visual electronic linkage rules, 2020, argued that the right of the media  to report not just Judgment/Order but also judicial proceedings, is covered under Article 19 (1) (a) and it is also in favor of the concept of the open courts.

Mr. Gupta, further submitted that the citizens have the right to be informed, the media persons have the right to inform and if media persons would not be given access to the Court, or such a right would be denied to them, it would be against the right to freedom of speech and expression.

To this the bench observed that the right of the media persons to report the court proceedings live, cannot be disputed… Continue Reading...

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