Sep 27, 2022
In today's Current Affairs editorial, we will discuss the Supreme Court Live Streams Constitution Bench Proceedings. Read this blog post to enhance your UPSC CSE preparation and find the topic's relevance to the IAS syllabus.
For Prelims: Judiciary, Supreme Court’s Proceeding, Attorney General of India, E-governance.
For Mains: Live streaming in HCs, Concerns, Benefits.
Comment whether the live streaming of court proceedings would be a boon or a concern.
Recently the Supreme Court decided to live-stream its proceedings in crucial Constitution Bench cases that will be heard from September 27.
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Live Stream at Global Level:
United States of America: Audio recording and transcripts of Oral argument is allowed.
Australia: Live or delayed broadcasts are allowed but the practices and norms differ across courts.
Brazil: Live video and audio broadcasts of court proceedings both are allowed. A public television channel, TV Justiça, a radio channel, Radio Justiça, and dedicated YouTube channels for video, and audio and to hold discussions and commentaries on the judicial system.
Canada: Proceedings are broadcast live on Cable Parliamentary Affairs Channel.
South Africa: Since 2017, the Supreme Court of South Africa has allowed the media to broadcast court proceedings in criminal matters.
United Kingdom: Proceedings are broadcast live with a one-minute delay on the court’s website, but coverage can be withdrawn in sensitive appeals.
News Source: The Indian Express
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