Sunday, October 14, 2012

MEDIA LAWS - AN OVERVIEW - Author - Aparimita Basu, A Final year student of Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune

MEDIA LAWS - AN OVERVIEW - Author - Aparimita Basu, A Final year student of Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune

Mass Media laws in India have a long history and are deeply rooted in the country’s colonial experience under British rule. The earliest regulatory measures can be traced back to 1799 when Lord Wellesley promulgated the Press Regulations, which had the effect of imposing pre-censorship on an infant newspaper publishing industry. The onset of 1835 saw the promulgation of the Press Act, which undid most of, the repressive features of earlier legislations on the subject.
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