ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Broadcast Regulation and Public Right to Know

The question of how satellite television is to be regulated has been differently interpreted in India. The orthodox viewpoint of airwaves "belonging" to the public is one that is difficult to enunciate especially with regard to the principles of instrumentality and agency. While constitutional provisions ensuring "freedom of expression" remain open-ended on the matter of regulation, the debate itself has juxtaposed the interests of the television networks vis-à-vis the ministry of information and broadcasting, while the public, in whose ostensible interests the debate is being waged, remains entirely in the dark.

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