The Delhi High Court has held the media cannot be restrained from reporting confidential information of a company pertaining to its upcoming
projects and dealings with other companies. The court passed the order while dismissing a plea of petroleum company Petronet lng seeking to restrain a website from publishing information which "is confidential and not in public domain". "Some may
argue the press could sensationalize the facts in presentation of such information, yet the right to disseminate these views is at the core of
freedom of speech and any restraint would have a chilling effect on its exercise," the court said. Petronet had approached the court alleging the
website was disseminating information which was affecting its business prospects.
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