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Journalists selectively quoting judgments, speeches of judges distorts public understanding of legal issues: CJI DY Chandrachud

The CJI was speaking at the 2023 Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, where he touched upon the connections between law and journalism, highlighting the role of the latter in today’s world.

He emphasized that while journalists may attempt to simplify complex facts, they must not sacrifice accuracy in the process.

“Persons of both the professions believe that the pen is mightier than the sword, and also bear the professional hazard of not being liked by people. Journalists are constantly endeavoring to simplify the complex facts and break them down. This simplification of info should not be at the cost of accuracy, which complicates the job of the transformation. The task of the journalist is to only cut the clutter,” he said.

Source: Barandbench

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