Wan-Ifra workshop on Media Laws

Senior lawyer Geeta Ramaseshan to conduct workshop

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Wan-Ifra is hosting a workshop on Media Laws on 16-17 November 2020. The purpose of the workshop is to provide an overview of the framework of some of the essential legislation governing the media in the Indian legal system.

Journalists participating in the workshop will benefit from understanding the complexities of the laws and its application in addressing contemporary concerns.

The workshop will be conducted by Geeta Ramaseshan – a senior lawyer practising in the Madras High Court. She has been a consultant to UNICEF and UNDP and is a guest faculty at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, where she teaches media law.

The 2-day program will cover the right to freedom of expression guaranteed under the Indian Constitution with an understanding of “reasonable restriction” and its impact on the media; Sedition and its impact on the media; the offence of outraging religious feelings, defamation and Contempt of Court Act.

The course will discuss these intersections and cover a whole range of laws with its application to the media in India and their social implication. Various judgments of the supreme court that have addressed these issues will also be discussed.

The fees for the workshop are Rs 6000 / Euro 70 for Wan-Ifra members and Rs 7200 / Euro 85 for non-members. GST 18% extra will be levied on this fee. Register before 10 November and get an early bird discount of 25% on the fee (plus GST) per participant.

Register for the event here

Wan-Ifra released the “Media Laws in India” report on 31 October 2020, along with a panel discussion on the subject. Click here to read the article by Naresh Khanna.