The Government’s Role in Media

The issue of having media available that is independent and is not being censored is especially important for minority communities. Without an independent press, minorities are apprehensive to share their experiences and voice their opinions and needs. An independent press has been an integral player in gaining public support for new ideas, even the idea of revolting or overthrowing existing rule.

What is acceptable under the Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression has been debated since it was instituted in India. In fact, it is one that has come under fire in recent years as there have been attempts by Hindu Nationalists to dismiss any “anti-national” thoughts and opinions from national media.