Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Uninformative journalism or unexplained judicial action?

The coverage of judicial decisions by news media is often deficient. Here is an example from India, where the Armed Forces Tribunal has suspended the sentences of five members of the armed forces, and granted them bail, in a high-profile matter known as the "Machhil fake encounter" case from Kashmir. The problem is that the media account gives absolutely no sense of why the AFT did what it did. Then again, is it possible that the court itself gave no explanation?

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