Feedom of speech is very improtant. Media is a very powerful .I am right?
November 12, 2009 9:52am CST
Media should definitely be responsible for the content of all their news and features. It is true that media is a very powerful way of influencing the thinking and behavior of other people so it is best for the media to properly censor itself so that only the proper and real news and information are being delivered to the people. Media should be very truthful in what they present to the people. What do you think about media? Can media let us know the true, or media hide the truth?
• Bucharest, Romania
12 Nov 09
99% of media is controled. By who ? By the owners of media channels, who are owners or friends with owners of other big money institutions. Now think like this: If you calculate the price of a newspaper, you'll be stoned to find is far more expensive than the price you pay for it .. sometimes even 10-50 times more expensive to make ONE than the price is printed for sale. How they cover the expenses and get profit ? COMMERCIALS. TV (wave, cable, whatever) have very big costs - people, equipments, energy, utilities (including expenses for transportations whervere is the event ..). How they cover, while they broadcast for free ? COMMERCIALS. Who is behind commercials ? Producers of whatever goods or services. Are thos product good ? Are those services best ? Doesn't matter, you keep seeing them and you start beliving are good. So you will CONSUME. Now .. if you'll be one who have something to sale and with the finnancial power of a "big guy", would you do anythink to make more sales ? Sure. So they do too ... Media is a tool to manipulate. Period.
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12 Nov 09
The media should be truthful? Wishful thinking. Privately-owned media organisations exist to make a profit. (Or did you think Rupert Murdoch did it out of the goodness of his stone-cold heart?) If it is profitable to tell lies, taking libel damages into account, newspaper editors will tell lies. My greatest hope is that independent media (internet users, bloggers, twitterers, etc.) defines the 21st century. Then, I think there is an element of freedom and democracy.