Wednesday, September 04, 2013

In defence of self-regulation

 The launch of the second edition of Madhavi's book recently in New Delhi created quite an excitement about the contents of the book, with Soli Sorabjee, who has written the foreword, describing it as an encyclopedia of media law.  With as many as 17 detailed chapters and up-to-date references to the latest case law on the subject, the compliment is fully justified.  At least two of the speakers - Arun Jaitley and Swapan Das Gupta - told the author that she has to prepare herself for the book's imminent third edition, with changes taking place at a rapid rate in the media scene of the country.  Other speakers included Soli Sorabjee, Justice Aftab Alam and the Chief Justice of India, Justice Sathasivam.

Readers may find this review of the book, and that of D.D.Basu's Law of the Press useful.

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