Fourth estate is not expected to shy away from matters of public importance: Kerala High Court nixes defamation case against Malayala Manorama

"... right to publish a news item with its necessary comments and views though sometimes contemptuous, cannot be defeated unless malafides writ large on its face", the Court added.
Fourth estate is not expected to shy away from matters of public importance: Kerala High Court nixes defamation case against Malayala Manorama
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The Kerala High Court recently made pertinent remarks on the freedom of press vis-à-vis the offence of criminal defamation while quashing a defamation case against the Malayala Manorama. (Philip Mathew and Ors. v. State of Kerala and Anr.)

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