Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTSAn Omnibus Comprising Constitutional Questions in India and Citizens' Rights, Judges and State Accountability$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

A. G. Noorani

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195678291

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 August 2018

Constitution Protects Journalists' Sources *

Constitution Protects Journalists' Sources *

Chapter:
(p.xxxix) 5 Constitution Protects Journalists' Sources*
Source:
CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS AND CITIZENS' RIGHTS
Author(s):

A.G. Noorani

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195678291.003.0005

This chapter considers laws protecting journalists and their sources in India. The press is protected by Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution which guarantees the fundamental right to freedom of speech and expression. This, the Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled, covers freedom of the press. It would be impossible for the press to discharge this duty unless it is provided access to the sources of information. Several cases from the UK and US dealing with cases related to journalist's sources are examined. The chapter concludes that in India too legislation like the ‘shield laws’ used in some US states is needed to protect journalists.

Keywords:   press freedom, journalist's source, freedom of expression, Article 19 (1)(a), Supreme Court, Constitution, Shield law

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .