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.
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. ...more
08:29 AM, Sep 11, 2012