No FIR against Media Houses until sanctioned by Press Council of India: Plea in SC Cites “Professional Duty” of Republic TV & Zee TV

The petition primarily draws basis from the recent spate of FIRs against Arnab Goswami and Sudhir Chaudhary for allegedly inciting hate between two religious communities.
No FIR against Media Houses until sanctioned by Press Council of India: Plea in SC Cites “Professional Duty” of Republic TV & Zee TV

A Mumbai-based lawyer has moved the Supreme Court to seek directions so that no FIR can be registered against a journalist or a media house until a sanction for the same is approved by either the Press Council of India or a judicial body nominated by the top court.

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