Kerala HC
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Press has duty to inform public about crimes but should not engage in sensationalism: Kerala High Court

The Court held thus while modifying an ex-parte interim order issued by a single-judge of the Court restraining Reporter TV from publishing any item regarding Malayalam cine actor Dileep's brother-in-law, Suraj.

The Kerala High Court recently observed that even though the press has the duty to inform the public about crimes, reasonable restrictions need to be in place restraining it from publishing material in criminal trials which sensationalises news [Indo Asian News Channel Pvt. Ltd. v TN Suraj & Ors.].

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