Katju to the rescue

IN Media Watch Briefs | 12/03/2012

Journalists who reported on the Karnataka Assembly porn scandal are now receiving support from the Press Council Chairman. In a letter to the Karnataka Assembly Speaker, Justice Markandey Katju defended the journalists, and urged that proceedings against the mediapersons involved should be dropped. He said he felt such proceedings "jeopardise the freedom of the media guaranteed as a fundamental right" by the Constitution of India, and that they "seek to create an impression that it is the media which has brought the House into disrepute, rather than the MLAs involved."

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