Essay from the year 2014 in the subject Law - Media, Multimedia Law, Copyright, grade: 6.30/7, Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University (Damodaram Sanjivayya National Law University), course: B.A. LL.B. (Hons.), language: English, abstract: Media trials have been a burning issue for many decades, but do they really fit well within the legal framework? This paper shows different perspectives and touches upon issues of human psychology on how the pliable mind of the innocent public is being molded against the judiciary by media trials, and how the public is becoming a puppet in the hands of the media driven by commercial interests. Social psychology and the various techniques used by the media have been discussed in the book highlighting the unethical and immoral practices of the media that has gone unregulated for decades now without them being accountable to anyone. This essay effectively brings out what the problems are that the judiciaries face with media trials being conducted for ongoing proceedings in a court of law, and the way effective policing can be done on the media to sustain it as the fourth pillar of democracy and yet let it not interfere with the proper administration of justice.