As we all know that media is considered to be the fourth pillar in a democratic country and it maintains a balance between the other three pillars, which are Judiciary, Executive and Legislative. The journalists have started acting more or less as both prosecution and judge alleging, shouting, pronouncing verdicts. The Bright Side Information on the latest happenings reaches people in just a matter of minutes. To corporatize, it required corporate financing. Internet thrives on content — and content of a certain kind that will appeal to the user instantly — clickbaits.
What was once regarded as the fourth pillar of democracy today finds itself under the scrutiny of citizens as tainted news published with self-securing motives are an everyday occurence in our times. This body is considered more important these days, it plays an important role as an informative bridge between governing bodies and general public, in absence of media general public cannot know about what kind of bills and acts are passed in the parliament, and what are their positive and negative effects in the society. Media is most powerful entity on earth. The same holds true for our media also. Mainly Hindu upper caste dominate in the media houses. Introduction Media constitute the fourth pillar of democracy.
Media is not completely honest and objective in depiction of important issues. Hollyleaf runs into the tunnels and dies. Press is the watchdog to see that every trial is conducted fairly, openly and above board, but the watchdog may sometimes break loose and has to be punished for misbehaviour. Information must be available at an affordable cost within specified, definite and reasonable time-limits. There are many aspects to this rationale, but the fundamental concept is that in order for democracy to be effective, the citizenry that votes in elections and engages in public processes with government must be informed and must have the right to participate freely in public discourse. Gradually, it expanded its horizon to the television medium and today internet has become the fastest mode of sharing news world over. The vision of media reaches even the remotest corners of the country and makes sure that everyone is aware of what is going on in the country.
The flow of information has increased manifolds. Laetare Sunday therefore is a festive interlu … de amid the highly penitential season of Lent. Today we have over 2000 schools and over 9 lac students subscribing to the programme, spanning 12 cities viz. The Supreme Court has laid emphasis in several cases on the importance of maintaining freedom of press in a democratic society. Over the period of time, media has increasingly become a tool for marketing and has turned into a commodity.
Not just the print media but the internet also has been under constant and furious attacks all over the world. People with more information are empowered to make better choices. The prayer stands as the central pillar and the rest of the three -fasting, Charity and Piligrimage are the side supporting pillars. Below mentioned are a few recent incidents in which media played a key role and established itself as the fourth pillar of democracy. Has media evolved as an alternate centre of check and balance for other 3 pillars? Rajesh talwar and Another V. Articles and news are published in the press from time to time to expose the weaknesses of the governments.
Media is the need of the hour with its force and strength, it is a wildfire, not a wild flower. While such freedom mostly implies the absence of interference from an overreaching state, its preservation may be sought through constitutional or other protection. Certain issues are made to look by media in a certain way to benefit a certain group and manipulate the public opinion. State of Madras, the Supreme Court held that there can be, no doubt, that freedom of speech and expression includes freedom of propagation of ideas, and that freedom is ensured by the freedom of circulation. An accountable media can lift the nation to heights by providing a sturdy support for its development and an unaccountable media can cause disarray in the society.
In a hurry to be a first in news they fail to check authenticity of news, or worse, attribute news to a internal sources. Within the hours of the murder, various media men and reporters sock it to her house, tampering all over the evidence. Media makes us aware of various social, political and economic activities happening around the world. Public participation in Government, respect for the rule of law, freedom of expression and association, transparency and accountability, legitimacy of Government, and the like, which are the core values of good governance, can be realised only if the right to information is implemented in the right spirit. Today, media is considered the fourth pillar of the state all over the world; first and foremost British Member of Parliament Lord Macaulay had given this status to the media. V news channels excessive coverage during elections helps people, especially illiterates, in electing the right person to the power. Imran said it is an alarming issue and we need to see it from all angles.
The media extensively covered the demonstrations, following the protesters; giving their demands for justice a voice and. Social media, thus, comes as a natural relief to such audience as just a couple of clicks in the keyboard will lead a visitor to the content that he wants. These exposés often rely on more than one journalist and require the backup of the media publication or outlet be it broadcasting or print as a whole to provide the necessary resources for the investigative exercise. The circulation mafias and selective advertisements have made matters worse for the traditional media. Below mentioned are a few recent incidents in which media played a key role and established itself as the fourth pillar of democracy. Though the propriety regarding active participation of news media in a movement is debatable, it is true to an extent that Indian media has voluntarily become a party, a sort of participant, in this drive for Jan Lokpal Bill. It ensures the transparency in the working of all the above three systems.