Courts should step in to issue media guidelines only if self-regulation mechanism fails: NBA to Bombay High Court

“Judicial intervention is not required for regulation of the media channels because there is a self-regulation mechanism in place approved by the Supreme Court previously”, Senior Advocate Arvind Datar submitted.
Courts should step in to issue media guidelines only if self-regulation mechanism fails: NBA to Bombay High Court

The News Broadcasters Association (NBA) yesterday submitted before the Bombay High Court that no judicial intervention was required to issue guidelines for the electronic media as there was a functional self-regulation mechanism already in place.

The NBA added that of the self-regulation mechanism fails, then the Courts should step in to redress grievances.

The submission was made during the hearings in the PILs filed against media trials in the wake of reportage on the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

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