Designed as a textbook for undergraduate and postgraduate students of journalism, mass communication, visual communi-cation, electronic media and other related media courses, this compact text provides a detailed description of the rules, acts and ethics concerning print, electronic, film and advertising media as prevalent in India.
The book begins with the history of media law in India and discusses the specific provisions in the Constitution of India which are essential for a journalist to know. It then goes on to define the concepts of freedom of media, defamation and Intellectual Property Rights. Besides, the text discusses in detail the provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code relevant to the media. In addition to covering different types of cyber crimes such as hacking, cracking and e-mail bombing, it includes regulations related to film media and advertising. Finally, the book throws light on media law concerning women and children. The book also includes several important cases to enable students to relate various acts and regulations to real-life situations.
Besides students, journalists and other media professionals who cover courts and law-related beats would also find this book immensely valuable.