Delhi High Court Dismisses PIL Seeking Bar On Media For Reporting Mass Scale Deaths, Broadcasting Negative News In Wake Of Second Covid Wave


first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Dismisses PIL Seeking Bar On Media For Reporting Mass Scale Deaths, Broadcasting Negative News In Wake Of Second Covid Wave Nupur Thapliyal3 May 2021 1:59 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Monday dismissed a PIL seeking directions for evolving and enforcing the Code of Ethics/Regulations on the TV News Channels for reporting news articles of “sensitive nature” including reporting of mass scale deaths, sufferings by the people in the wake of second Covid wave and to restrain the broadcasters or TV channels from spreading negativity, sense of insecurity towards life, alarm, injury, harm, suffering, damage, etc. while doing so.Advertisement A division bench comprising of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh dismissed the PIL after observing that informing public about the number of covid deaths is not negative news.The PIL, filed by Lalit Valecha and moved through Advocates RK Gossain & Sadaf Iliyas Khan, highlights that in wake of the second Covid wave, the news channels and media has continued to air “negative images/visuals/stories in the most irresponsible manner”.Advertisement “It is a fact that TV news channels are airing news bulletins 24x7and most of the times such news bulletins are repeat telecast. Although the same negative images/visuals/stories are shown in the repeat programs, but it gives an impression as if new/fresh incidents are occurring every now and then. In the present-day scenario, in view of the fact that the people are confined indoors, people do watch the news channel time and again.” The plea states.Advertisement Advertisement Stressing that such reports are watched by all and sundry including the children, old, sick & critically sick, infirm persons, the petition further provides thus:”That balancing the freedom of the press with putting in place checks and balances that seek to instill a sense of responsibility and to prevent abuse of this freedom, without the “chilling effect” that would impair journalistic freedomis a big challenge. It is the duty of media to keep the citizenry informed of the state of governance with adequate and appropriate checks and safeguards, specific to the electronic media that can define the path that would conform to the highest standards of rectitude and guide the media in the discharge of its solemn constitutional duty.”Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement The petition suggests that it is necessary that News channels recognize that they have a special responsibility in the matter of adhering to high standards, obligations and morals of reporting, journalism and airing of the news since they have the most potent influence on the public at large viewers.Stating that the right to freedom of speech and expression under Art. 19 is not absolute, the petition further reads:”That TV Channels must ensure that by airing such negative images/visuals/stories, they do not indulge in glorification. The news article should be aired with the objective to incite positivity amongst the citizens and public at large/viewers. It is necessary that adequate precautions are taken while showing any visual instance of pain, fear or suffering, and visuals or details of self-harm of any kind, so that they do not cross boundaries of good taste and decency and cause no harm to the public at large.” The petition states the following prayers:- Issue a writ, order or direction in the nature of Mandamus, thereby, directing Union of India to frame guidelines in a time bound manner for airing of news articles of sensitive nature such as reporting of mass scale deaths, sufferings by the people, etc. by the broadcasters/TV channels and restraining the broadcasters/TV channels from spreading negativity, sense of insecurity towards life, alarm, injury, harm, suffering, damage, etc.;- To issue any other appropriate writ, order or direction which this Hon’ble Court deems just and proper, in the facts and circumstances of the present matter.Tags#Delhi High Court News Broadcasting Media Regulation Media Right second covid wave COVID 19 Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Lotus Spends The Weekend In Oregon [A Gallery]


first_imgBeloved jamtronica outfit Lotus is riding high after the release of their Eats The Light album, and that energy was in full force over two nights across Oregon. With support from El Ten Eleven, Lotus made it count with two great nights in the Pacific Northwest, bringing along a bastion of their most beloved songs.The shows took place at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR on February 10th, followed by a performance at the McDonald Theatre in Eugene, OR on the 11th. From the opening notes of “Jump Off” to the final encore of “Gilded Age” in Eugene, these were two great performance!See the setlists and a full gallery by Visual Suplex, below.Setlist: Lotus | Crystal Ballroom | Portland, OR | 2/10/17Set 1: Jump Off, Move Too Fast, Pachyderm, Blue Giant, Sid> Sunrain> Inspector Norse> SunrainSet 2: Cold Facts, Sodium Vapor, Neon Tubes, Behind Midwest Storefronts, Plant Your Root> Flower Sermon> Umbilical Moonset> Flower SermonEncore: Umbilical MoonriseSetlist: Lotus | McDonald Theatre | Eugene, OR | 2/11/17Set 1: Bubonic Tonic> I’ve Been A Fool (Toy Guns), Blender, Suntan, Lead Pipe> Golden Ghost> SpiritualizeSet 2: L’immeuble> Tip Of The Tongue, Philly Hit> Arupa> Massif, Kesey Seed, WaxEncore: Colorado, Gilded AgePhotography by Jordan IngleeInstagram: @visualsuplexFB: @visualsuplex Load remaining imageslast_img read more

Bonnaroo Expands The Other Tent Into Full Late-Night Stage


first_imgFor this year’s Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival, the festival is mixing it up, expanding “The Other Tent” into a full-blown stage that will be blasting hip-hop and electronic performances late into the night. Once the tent comes down and the stage area is built out, the new stage simply named “The Other” will host performances by artists such as Marshmello, Big Gigantic, Yellow Claw, D.R.A.M., Goldfish, Haywyre, Skepta, and others.Bonnaroo, which takes place in Manchester, Tennessee, and is known for its ability to draw huge headliners, with U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, and Chance The Rapper topping the 2017 lineup. However, the downbill of Bonnaroo’s line-up is always is varied, catering to a bunch of different musical tastes and allowing the more mainstream festival to still appeal to concertgoer’s diverse musical sensibilities. This year, Umphrey’s McGee, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Mandolin Orange, Turkuaz, and Twiddle are just  a few of our favorite artists who will be hitting Bonnaroo this year.This year, the festival runs from June 8th through June 11th, and is sure to be bigger than ever with the expansion of “The Other Tent” into a larger stage in its own right. You can check out Bonnaroo’s website for more information and tickets.last_img read more

Breaking: Liverpool sack eight players


first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Liverpool have announced that eight players will leave the club upon the end of their contracts, including full-back Nathaniel Clyne.The England international has spent five seasons at Anfield after signing from Southampton in 2015, making over 100 appearances for the club. Upon his arrival, Clyne quickly established himself as an integral player in the squad and made 52 appearances across all competitions in his first season at the club.The following year, he missed just one Premier League match but subsequently suffered with injury issues and made just 10 appearances in the subsequent three seasons, where he also spent time on loan with Bournemouth.Clyne will now leave the club when his deal expires on June 30 and the 29-year-old will be on the hunt for a new club ahead of the 2020-21 season.Liverpool have also announced the departures of seven academy players, with Dan Atherton, Isaac Christie-Davies, Shamal George, Kai McKenzie-Lyle, Jack Walls, Alex Turner and Abel Rodrigues set to depart.In a statement, the club said: “They will do so with the gratitude of everyone at the club for their service and best wishes for the future.” Tags: Abel RodriguesAlex TurnerDan AthertonIsaac Christie-DaviesJack WallsKai McKenzie-LyleLiverpoolNathaniel ClyneShamal Georgelast_img read more

Wisconsin’s Elliott 1 step away from winning Hobey Baker


first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photo”Gray skies are just clouds passing over,” Frank Gifford once said. The former NFL star was talking literally about the weather, but the saying could be aptly applied to the season of Brian Elliott, who was named Wednesday to the Hobey “Hat Trick” as a top-three finalist for the Hobey Baker award, given to the best player in college hockey.The award may have marked the passing of Elliott’s clouds.Elliott began his season red hot. Like cream rising to the top, he ascended the ranks of college hockey goalies and showed he was the best before the skies went dark and he went down with a knee injury shortly before the Badgers’ series with Denver.He struggled in his comeback right up to the playoffs but now has made his way back to the top, with a chance at a Hobey Baker award to boot.”It’s an honor to be named even in the top 10,” Elliott said of the award. “Then to be named in the top three, it’s definitely something that doesn’t happen to a lot of people, and I’m happy that I’m up there.”Elliott is joined in the top three by Denver defenseman Matt Carle — who has already signed with San Jose of the NHL — and Boston College forward Chris Collins.Carle’s considerable credentials include being the winner of this year’s WCHA Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year awards. He led the country in assists with 42 on the season and led all NCAA defensemen with 53 points.Collins ranked second in the country in points, points per game, goals, and shorthanded goals. He was named Hockey East Player of the Year and was a first-team All-Hockey East selection.Elliott’s reputation speaks for itself. Despite being named only second-team All-WCHA by the league’s coaches, he leads the country in nearly every statistical category, including goals against average (1.55), save percentage (.938) and shutouts (8).He has been a cornerstone to the Badgers’ success this year with a 25-5-3 record in net. Elliott, however, downplays his accomplishments, saying individual success doesn’t just come from within.”It really represents how the team has played,” Elliott said of his Hobey Baker candidacy. “It’s definitely a hard award to win when you’re a goaltender, as you can see there’s only a couple of guys that have won it in the past.”He speaks, of course, about Robb Stauber and Ryan Miller, the only two netminders to join the fraternity of Hobey winners. Neither player won the national title the year they won the award, though they were in the Frozen Four their respective times.”I’m sure their goal was the same — to win a national championship,” Elliott said. “Good for them to win the Hobey, but when you get out there it’s all about the game and your team winning the game.”Once again, Elliott defers to team over self. The only thing for which he gives himself attention is when he concentrates on improving his game, which he does constantly and almost to the point of obsession.He said he wasn’t looking forward to watching tape of the Cornell game last weekend, his best game of the year, because it would probably make him angry picking out all the things he did wrong.Angry? Did something wrong? This is coming from the guy who stopped 40 shots in the marathon triple-overtime game against Cornell while increasing his shutout streak to more than 252 consecutive minutes.He hasn’t given up a goal since Spring Break and currently rides a three-game shutout streak, but he believes beyond a doubt he can do better.”There’s always things you can improve on in your game,” Elliott said. “Rebounds you can control better, especially plays with the puck and talking with your defensemen.”Elliott may seem other-worldly right now, as anyone who saw the NCAA tournament games last weekend can attest, but whether he can win a Hobey Baker award depends on how the votes laid out.The 25-member selection committee already selected the winner, revealing only the “Hobey Hat Trick” before the actual ceremony Friday, Apr. 7 in Milwaukee.Elliott’s chances may have been hurt by not making the All-WCHA first team, and his slump in the weeks prior to the playoffs could have still been imprinted on the minds of the selection committee when they made their votes.Either way, Elliott just wants to win a national title. To him, any hardware along the way is just a bonus.”It’s all about team with him,” Badger defenseman Tom Gilbert said. “It doesn’t matter what he gets, like second-team WCHA, it wasn’t a big deal to him. All he wanted to do is let us go out there and prove that our team is No. 1.”The Badgers have a chance to do just that next week, as they sit only two wins from a national title and finishing their climb to the top of the mountain head coach Mike Eaves has talked about all season.What’s the best part about being at the top of the mountain?It’s above all the clouds.last_img read more