Press Freedom in India: Myth or Reality?
Winner: Swati LokhandeThe record of freedom of the press in India has been by and large laudable barring few exceptions. Indian Constitution does not specifically mention freedom of the press. But freedom of expression under article 19 has been interpreted by the courts to include freedom of the press. All the same the freedom of press does not mean a licence. It is subject to reasonable restrictions in the interest of the security of the state, friendly relations with foreign states and public order.Our newspapers are protected against actions in the courts for publishing the proceedings of parliament. There are