The purpose of the research is to establish what laws dictate the public and private broadcast and whether these laws actually hinder upon a universally declared fundamental right. Nations have been taken into consideration based on the roles played by public and private players in broadcast and the political & economical pressures put on these players due to the different types of social settings they operate in. The countries taken into consideration are Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America and India. First, the study discusses the various laws each of these nations and adopted. The laws which have a direct relationship with freedom of speech are taken into consideration. Later, the study delves into case studies showing why the laws have served to be so ambiguous and how the court or regulatory body has ruled in whose favor. Later, the study tries to make recommendations for each of these countries based on secondary data available which showcases, to an extent, of the citizens' point of view of the laws that they are subjected to and whether the recommendations directly contrast their points of view.
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Niharika Gaur. Broadcast Laws and its effects on freedom of Speech: A Comparative Analysis. Int. J. Rev. and Res. Social Sci. 2020; 8(4):288-298. doi: 10.5958/2454-2687.2020.00014.3
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