Tag Archives: Law Commission Consultation

Law Commission Media Law Consultation – Panel V, Social Media

(Image Source: https://flic.kr/p/e5wZ3t)

The following is a post by Aman Gupta, a fourth year student at NUJS, covering the fifth panel of the Law Commission’s Media Law Consultation. Aman is currently the Director of the NUJS Society of International Law and Policy, and his areas of interest include Sports Law and Media Law. This post brings forward some very interesting ideas about Social Media Regulation in India, which we will be following up on in future posts.

The Law Commission of India hosted a two day consultation process on issues concerning Media Law in New Delhi on the 27th and 28th of September. The fifth panel of the event dealt with the controversial topic of ‘Social Media’ with regard to Section 66A of the Information and Technology Act (IT Act). The consultation was attended by journalists, academics and students, along with the owners of various websites that have been affected by the application of the provisions of the IT Act.

The panel consisted of Siddharth Luthra, Usha Ramanathan, Karuna Nundy, Geetanjali Duggal, Dr. Gulshan Rai. The moderator for the panel was Pawan Duggal.
Continue reading Law Commission Media Law Consultation – Panel V, Social Media

Law Commission Media Law Consultation – Panel I, Self Regulation v. Statutory Regulation

(Image Source: https://flic.kr/p/hzrA2W)
The following is a post by Shashank Singh, a third year student at NUJS, covering the first panel of the Law Commission’s ongoing Media Law Consultation, Self-Regulation v. Structural Regulation.  Shashank currently serves as Associate Editor for the  NUJS Law Review, and his areas of interest include Constitutional Law, Media Law and IPR. 

The Law Commission of India is currently hosting a two day consultation process on issues concerning media law. This comes in the backdrop of the TRAI’s Recommendations on Ownership of Media released on August 12, 2014. The first panel looked at the much debated topic of Self Regulation v. Structural Regulation. The consultation was attended by journalists, academics and students. Ironically, the notable absence in the entire consultation process were the ‘owners’ who would be most effected from the outcome of any future binding regulation.

This panel consisted of Justice R.V. Raveendran, N. Ram, Ravish Kumar and Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. The panel was moderated by S. Varadrajan.

Continue reading Law Commission Media Law Consultation – Panel I, Self Regulation v. Statutory Regulation