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Freedom of Press, 24 '12 Subject: Freedom of Press, Viewed by: 35
Press includes print media,newspapers and magazines.Freedom of pree denotes an atmosphere in which media-professionals like journalists,reporters,correspondents,editors and columnists can work and publish what is true and fact without fear or any threat.Freedom of press is an important precondition of a democratic and free society.In most countries of the world,freedom of press is guaranteed by the constitution.
As an important means of public media,newspaper holds and exerts immense influence on people.Freedom of press means newspapers can print news and views without being censored or barred by any authority.When pree enjoys freedom,it indicates that the press can publish news and opinions on any issues without facing any restrictions or prohibitions.But it does not mean that this freedom is absolute and arbitrary.Newspaper cannot publish whatever they wish,rather they should publish things that are constructive for the society or or the country,and should refrain from publishing any propaganda or biased news and any scope of its freedom,otherwise their power can turn into an instrument of great public harm and damage.
Press is called the fourth pillar of a state.And newspapers are rightly called people`s parliament.Newspapers and journals give us current picture of life,of things happening every moment.Today right to information is considered one of the fundamental rights of a civilized society,and free flow of information is also vital for building a corruption free,accountable and transparent society.Newspapers or press serve people withproviding information.Hence their freedom is necessary in order to keep people informed of the affairs going around.Otherwise,people remain in the dark and in that case,confusion,corruption and abuse of power hold firm in the society.
A free press plays the role of a watchdog in society or country.Their influence is great,so their role is also immense.And that is why freedom of press is also necessary in order to know what is right,what is true and fair.Only a free press can ensure people`s access to information and help to build a well-informed,transparent and accountable society.Press,for its part,as a conscientious body of the society,should not misue its freedom.