Saturday, November 08, 2003

what is happening
chennai police team is searching for the editor and four journalists of the national daily ”the hindu” and the editor of “murasoli” following an arrest warrant issued by the Govt against the journalists for “breach of privilege”…what is happening? Am left wondering…the defamation cases filed by the present Govt. against the press went on increasing and in the latest development, it was announced in the tamil nadu legislative assembly to arrest 5 journalists citing an editorial published in march on the conduct of the speaker. having studied about the ‘principles of journalism’ am able to understand the proceedings of the daily and its stand on the issue quoting the act by the Govt. as a breach of the article 19 1(a) of the constitution which states that every citizen has the right to freedom of speech and expression. meanwhile journalists from around the country and the press guild have condemned the act taken against the journalists. am following the developments,will wait and see as the actions unfold…


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