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Supreme Court order on framing guidelines for media today

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Sep 11, 2012 at 08:29am IST

New Delhi: The Supreme Court is expected to deliver its judgement on the framing of media guidelines for reporting court proceedings of sub-judice matters on Tuesday. This issue was referred to the apex court after the leakage of certain documents to the media relating to dispute between Sahara group and market regulator SEBI.

However, the court expanded its ambit to others who were hurt by the broadcast of sub-judice matter.

Media bodies like the Editors Guild, the Press Council and the National Broadcasters Association among others have opposed any such regulation.

SC order on framing guidelines for media today

Media bodies like the Editors Guild, the Press Council and the National Broadcasters Association among others have opposed any such regulation.

While majority of the parties were of the view that the apex court did not have inherent powers to lay guidelines on the issue which falls in the domain of legislature, some favoured guidelines to protect the interest the litigants.

The Supreme Court bench had observed that its intervention is required to safeguard administration of justice in the absence of any specific law to regulate legal reporting and had came out with the idea of temporary ban on sub-judice matter which was opposed by the journalists’ bodies.

With Additional Inputs from PTI

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