Charotar Sandesh is a Gujarati language daily newspaper registered under ‘ The Registrar of Newspaper For India, Govt. of India, New Delhi ‘ and publish from “CHAROTAR“ means Anand, Gujarat in India. Charotarsandesh.com brings forth a delight for all the ardent lovers of the Gujarati language and culture. Covering nook & corner of Gujarat in Gujarati.
In India, The Constitution of India in Article 19(1) (a) lays down that “All citizens shall have the right, to freedom of speech & expression.” Unlike, the U.S. Constitution, the Indian Constitution does not expressly provide freedom of press. However, it is now well settled that the words “speech & expression” in Article 19(1) (a) includes freedom of press also. 2 The freedom of press means freedom from interference from authority which would have the effect of interference with the content & circulation of newspapers. 3 The Article 19(1) (a) of the Constitution is subject to certain restrictions laid down in Article 19(2) of the Constitution.
Position in U.S.A, Freedom of Press is also recognized by the American Constitution. Initially, the freedom of press was not expressly provided in the American Constitution. The freedom of press was inserted only after the First Amendment of the American Constitution. The Amendment prohibited the U.S. Congress from making laws which infringes the freedom of press. The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was inﬂuenced by the Virginian Declaration of Rights.
Position in U.K, The Parliament is sovereign in the United Kingdom. Unlike, the U.S., India & other states the subjects of U.K. does not possess any guaranteed rights. The freedom of press is also well recognized in the U.K. The citizens have full liberty to do anything up to the extent that it does not violate the rule of common law or statute law.
In words of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, “The role of journalism should be service. The Press is a great power, but just as an unchained torrent of water submerges the whole countryside and devastates crops, even so an uncontrolled pen serves but to destroy.” There are three pillars of a democracy viz. the legislative, the executive & the judiciary. The press acts as the fourth pillar of a democracy. The press has played many signiﬁcant roles in delivering justice, public welfare etc.
The freedom of speech and expression is of paramount importance and the Press is undoubtedly the most powerful watchdog of public interest. A free press stands as one of the great interpreters between the Government and the people.
It enables us to be at the forefront in providing latest and the breaking news at all hours. We always aim to cover each and every segment of the society not withstanding their cast, religion, economic status and give due emphasis to all the adverse viewpoints.
On the social side it has been our endeavor to connect to the society on a person to person basis by drawing attention and highlighting the difficulties and limitations faced by the common man in order to pave way for discussions or policy formation with an aim of providing solutions in all the sectors and sections of the society.
We at “Charotar Sandesh” follow a kind of non aligned policy and concentrate only to provide the factual information without any prejudice to whom so ever may be in the ruling side. This eventually make us dear to the people who wish to have the facts straight without any maneuver to change the nature of information by blending it with individualistic viewpoints. The contrast between the news pages and the editorial section is sufficient enough to prove our this point.
Thus, we can conclude that the time has come for the press of largest democracy of the world to work with hand-in-hand with judiciary for the welfare of its subjects. The day is not far away when there will be no eclipse of injustice & the sun of justice will shine brightly forever.
Mr. Nilesh Patel
Owner & Edition-in-Cheif