JOURNALISM: NEW TRENDS AND ITS IMPACT ON RIGHT TO PRIVACY. COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO INDIA

Gifty Oommen

Abstract


Investigative Journalism is the act of the journalists which goes beyond simple reporting of events in the press. It involves newsgathering by taking an initiative to get the required information. The information in this case is not easily available. The extra effort taken for this type of newsgathering is termed investigative journalism. This method has gained great momentum in India. The need for this study is motivated by the fact that though India is a party to United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the subsequent ICCPR 1966, it has failed to make Privacy a part of the Indian Constitution while Press is accepted as a fundamental right. Today the press in India like in other nations is under the control of multinationals, which use this as a weapon to dictate the government and the masses. It is in this scenario that this study becomes relevant, where due to lack of legislative intent the media has become an unbridled horse. This makes an individual vulnerable to media attacks and trials. This study will focus on Indian position and make a comparative analysis of the position in other nations which have a strong impact on Indian decision making and make suggestions to bring in importance for Privacy in India. The method adopted to collect data for this study is through literature survey and review.

Keywords


UDHR; India; investigative journalism; privacy; press freedom; Press Council of India

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DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.17561/tahrj.n10.4

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