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National Seminar on Media and Law

Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University New Law College, Pune is going to organize a National Seminar on "Media and Law".

Date: 28th March, 2015
Venue: New Law College Auditorium, Bharati Vidyapeeth Educational Complex Erandawane Campus, Kothrud, Pune

About the Seminar:
Thinking, knowing, speaking, learning, hearing, expressing ourselves through various platform; be it from a spoken or a print platform this is what defines us as humans. We connect through expressing, we demand through speaking; thus the free world gives us the opportunity to live as the human with the wants, need and the provisions to express. The speech though a basic need but also a most powerful weapon of the educated world.

It was the powerful speech of Mahatma Gandhi which led us to Independence by the minimal loss of live as possible and it was the furious speeches of Adolf Hitler that made the world see the highest bloodshed in the world.

Keeping this in the mind the Constitution of India allows us both to have a freedom of speech and expression and also has reasonably restricted it so as to prevent it from misuse.

The Media is essentially known as the fourth pillar of the democracy, it is the base of the modern times. Media houses have specific influences in the society especially the motion media. The amount influence it has on the masses is very high and the effect may also be bad some time.

During the independence the masses saw the power of speech; where a small man without resorting to violence just drove India out of the capture of the British Empire which ruled the nation despite of the violence agitation for over a century. The role of the print media was also very important to propagate the message nationwide, bring everyone under one banner to give us unanimity and thus raising the united India against the vast Empire.

After independence it was observed by the forefathers of the free nation whose men and women have a free thought and they could speak freely is a nation of prosperity and progress. Thus keeping in mind the fact that speech is loudest weapon in arsenal of the educated world, Bharati Vidyapeeth New Law College takes pride in organizing the seminar on 'Media and Law' to bring forth the ground breaking reforms through the medium of seminar.

The major focus of the seminar would be towards the importance of media in world's largest democracy and also bring around changes in the existing system.

Sub-Themes of the Seminar:

  • CBFC and the freedom of speech & expression: comparative study.
  • Media and Law: Issues and Challenges.
  • Journalism Ethics & Media Law.
  • Comparative study of Media law.
  • Social Media and the Constitution of India.
  • Press council of India: A critical analysis.
  • Right to Freedom of Press: It's Implications.
  • Trial by Media

Who Can Attend?
Academic Scholars, lawyers and teachers belonging to Law and Social Sciences including students of UG, PG and students who are doing research Fellowship, Industry related fellowship etc. For sending the papers and registration fees please refer to the Registration form.

Call for Research Papers:
The Editorial Board of Bharati Law Review (BLR) invites the academicians, law students, lawyers, judges, jurists, legal analysts and other eminent scholars in the field of law to contribute Research Papers, Case Analysis etc to Bharati Law Review's Special Issue titled as "Human Rights Issues of Minorities in Contemporary India".

The quality Research Papers in this Issue will highlight the problems and prospects relating to human rights of minorities in today's India along with their solutions. The harmonization of rights of various sections of Indian Society has always remained a challenge before all of us. This directly affects the secular fabric of the country and thus, these issues are need to be dealt with utmost care and caution. Therefore, in our earnest endeavour, we request you all to pen down your valuable thoughts for happiness of mankind.

The distinguished legal scholarly contributions in the form of "justice of words" will be appreciated and acknowledged by the members of the society in the years to come, and shall make them immortal.

Research papers are invited form the participants on any of the above mentioned themes. The papers should be well researched with proper citations and references. It should be on A4 size paper in Times New Roman font, font size 12 with 1.5 line spacing.

Manuscripts are acceptable for publication on the understanding that their contents, all or part of it, have not been published elsewhere. Every contribution shall be author's own unique work and shall not constitute plagiarized works. The journal shall publish only those works which are of original nature.

Paper Presentation in Absentia:
A delegate who cannot attend the seminar but wishes to present a paper in absentia is encouraged to send an abstract and the paper as per the details given in the registration form. Those are eligible to be included in the proceedings and if the Editorial Board selects the paper after peer reviewing the piece of writing, the same can be published in BLR.

The Law Review would accept submission in the form of:

  • Articles (5,000 to 8,000 words, inclusive of footnotes)
  • Essays (3,000 to 5,000 words, inclusive of footnotes)
  • Case Comments & Legislative Briefs (1,500 to 2,500 words, inclusive of Footnotes)
  • Other Recent Legal Developments (1,500 to 2,500 words, inclusive of Footnotes)

The author can submit the soft copy of the manuscript in M. S. Word as per Bluebook 19th Edition Format at all the e-mail address: / /

Note: The proceedings of the seminar and full paper will be published in Bharati Law Review after the seminar. Only those papers adhering to rules and regulations and which are peerly reviewed shall be published.

Registration Fees:

  • For Students of other institutions: Rs. 800/-
  • For Faculty: Rs. 1500/-
  • For Paper Presentations in Absentia: Rs. 1800/-
  • For Professionals and others: Rs. 2500/-

The hard copy of the registration form as well as the DD in favor of "The Principal New Law College" payable at Pune shall be sent after the intimation of acceptance of the paper by 25th March, 2015 or can even be submitted in person at the Registration Desk on the day of the Seminar.

Important Dates:

Last date for Abstract Submission

20th March, 2015

Date for approval of Abstract

22nd March, 2015

Last date of submission of Complete Research Papers

10th April, 2015

Mr. Aman Mishra
Phone: +91-9637109415

Prof. Mukund Sarda
Dean & Principal,
Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University New Law College,
Pune - 38, Maharashtra

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