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Preamble

A series of papers that discusses various aspects of media regulation

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Broadcast regulation in the public interest: A Backgrounder

By Ammu Joseph

Is it necessary to regulate the broadcast media? Should citizens have a stake in deciding what kind of regulation is most suitable? What is the best model to emulate?

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Broadcast law in India: A Backgrounder

This backgrounder (1) is compiled by Siddharth Narrain (2), with contributions from Rohan Saha and Nikhila Reddy, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. And inputs from Ammu Joseph

A detailed examination of the existing legal framework that applies to various broadcast technologies currently in use in India

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The airwaves as a public good: Review of a landmark judgment

Compiled by Siddharth Narrain

The judgment in The Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting v Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) articulated the important principle that the broadcasting media should be under the control of the public as distinct from government

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Obscenity under the law: A review of significant cases

Compiled by Siddharth Narrain

Books, paintings, and films have at various times been hauled before the courts for portraying obscenity, and courts have had to rule on how far the right to freedom of speech and expression extends

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Political advertisements on television and cable networks: Review of relevant regulation

Compiled by Nikhila Reddy

After the controversy following the 2004 general elections, rules were formed about political advertisements on TV and cable networks

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Case law on sting operations

Compiled by Siddharth Narrain

Judgments on two ‘sting operations’ by television channels have clarified when and under what circumstances such operations can be allowed

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Telecom Regulatory Authority of India: Some recent recommendations

Compiled by Rohan Saha

An update of the recommendations and consultation papers by the Telecom Regulatory Authority (TRAI) on issues such as private FM radio, ownership of broadcasting activities, provision of IPTV services and headend-in-the-sky and mobile television services

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