Relationship Between the Media and Judiciary Under the Perspective of China’s National Conditions: An Analysis of “Media Trial”

Chuan HAO, Yuanling MA


The media is increasingly affecting modern society in which democracy is promoted. The media is even considered as the “fourth power” outside of the “three powers” (legislation, administration, and judiciary), and they wander among the other “three powers” to play an oversight role. However, at the same time, they might bring negative effects. Especially in modern judicial process, the negative effects from the media on the independence and justice of judiciary’s operation are indisputable facts.


Media trial; Judicial justice; Independence

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