The Cell for Studies in Media Law, NLIU Bhopal is organizing the ‘NLIU Media Law Essay Competition, 2015’.
1. Should there be nothing offensive about the right to offend?
2. Whoever controls the media controls the mind. When paid news masquerades as real news, what is the price of the truth in the media?
3. The importance of net neutrality and a free and open internet.
4. The press is there to “inform, educate and entertain”. While doing so it is meant to be “irreverent, unruly and opinionated”, (Lord Justice Leveson, An Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press, Executive Summary, November 2012, at p. 6). Does the Indian media need to be regulated? Who will regulate the media?
5. “…there ought to exist the fullest liberty of professing and discussing, as a matter of ethical conviction, any doctrine, however immoral it may be considered.”- John Stuart Mill Keeping in view the dynamic understanding of ‘obscenity’, is the law protecting the freedom of speech and expression of the content creators?
Word Limit: 2,000 – 4,000 Words
Co-authorship [upto one co-author] is permitted.
Registration Fee: Rs. 500/-
Deadline: November 14, 2015
• First Prize: Rs. 5,000/-
• Second Prize: Rs. 3,000/-
• Third Prize: Rs. 2,000/-
• Additionally, ‘special mention’ certificates would be announced on the recommendation of the panel of Judges.
• Certificates of Participation will be given to all participants.
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