Pre-trial injunctions against media impede free speech: Supreme Court in Zee v. Bloomberg

"While granting ad-interim injunctions in defamation suits, the potential of using prolonged litigation to prevent free speech and public participation must also be kept in mind by courts," the Court added.
Supreme Court, Media
Supreme Court, Media

The Supreme Court recently emphasised that courts must be cautious in passing injunction orders to restrain the publication of media articles, particularly when it is yet to be proved whether the content of such articles is malicious or false [Bloomberg vs Zee Entertaintment Enterprises Limited].

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