Here are the 10 top quotes by Supreme Court judges:
The problem with the electronic media is all about TRPs, leading to more and more sensationalism, damage reputation of people and masquerade as form of right
The power of electronic media is huge. It can become a focal point by targeting particular community or groups
Such allegations (Muslims infiltrating civil services) are without factual basis; how can this be allowed? Can such programmes be allowed in a free society?
Reputations can be damaged; image can be tarnished. How to control this? The state cannot do this
The edifice of a stable democratic society and constitutional rights and duties are based on the coexistence of communities. Any attempt to vilify a community must be viewed with disfavour
We need to look at the ownership of the visual media. Entire shareholding pattern of the company must be public. Revenue model of the company should also be put up to check if the government is putting more advertisements in one and less in another
Media can't fall foul of standards prescribed by themselves. One needs to see the role of anchor. Check in the TV debates, the percentage of time taken by the anchor to speak. They mute the speaker and ask questions
When we talk about journalistic freedom, it is not absolute. A journalist shares the same freedom as other citizens. There is no separate freedom for journalists like in the US. We need journalists who are fair in their debates
Let the best within the nation suggest measures which we can help debate on our platform and then arrive at standards. Now an anchor is targeting one community. To say we are a democracy we need to have certain standards in place
No programme that creates communal disharmony can be aired. It is right that the harmony which exists in India is disturbed?