Is Press in India Really Free?

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IS THE PRESS IN INDIA REALLY FREE
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Yes they are absolutely free to sing the praise of ruling party and get the abundant Tender Ads of Govt., or twist the critical news items impacting a party or celeb and get a fat pay off from the side that benefits from the twisted version! Rulers in particular are ready to pay anything from say, an year's anticipated profit of a highly circulated newspaper or much viewed TV channel, for a single effective news item in their favour, during election time! If they would put pro opposition / neutral stories also they would get a good reward from major opposition groups, but run the risk of losing govt Ads in the event of present rulers winning again!! These are all supposed to be no secrets; only the ''rate'' varies, season to season, depending upon the sharpness of contest!

FREEDOM OF THE PRESS:-
Freedom of the press or freedom of the media is the freedom of communication and expression through vehicles including various electronic media and published materials. While such freedom mostly implies the absence of interference from an overreaching state, its preservation may be sought through constitutional or other legal protections. With respect to governmental information, any government may distinguish which materials are public or protected from disclosure to the public based on classification of information as sensitive, classified or secret and being otherwise protected from...
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