Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Topic: Mediatrial

“Don’t you have respect for dead?” Bombay HC asks Republic TV in SSR media trial cases

On Wednesday, in reference to the '#ArrestRhea' hashtag campaign run by Republic TV on Twitter following the death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, the Bombay High Court asked the lawyer of Republic TV if it is part of the investigative journalism to ask the public who should be arrested in a case.

Right-wing policing of grief in wake of Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

While it is up to investigative agencies to ascertain what circumstances led to Sushant’s death, it remains important to be aware of the dubious track record of right-wing social media and news channels currently propelling much of the discussions surrounding the actor’s demise.