On September 10, Newslaundry and the Internet Freedom Foundation hosted FoE Con 2022, a forum that brought together media personalities and leading voices in the legal sphere to map the media and regulatory framework in contemporary India.
The panel discussion “Court Stories” was moderated by Abhinandan Sekhri, founder of Newslaundry. He was joined by lawyers Rebecca John and Sonam Gupta, and Alt News cofounder Pratik Sinha.
The panel discussed how press freedom in India is impacted by the misuse of laws, how journalists are at the receiving end of threats on social media, and the legal strategies available to tackle these issues. Rebecca remembered how when she started out as a lawyer, she was told “lawyers and journalists would never be touched because they have the potential to hit back”.
Text by Vardhan Saklani.
Listen to the conversation here:
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