What is the advantages and disadvantages of totally freedom of mass media?
Freedom of expression is the concept of being able to transfer ideas or thoughts verbally or otherwise freely without censorship. It was awarded global recognition as a universal human right and ingrained in the Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In spite of its status, it is never absolute in any country. The international law posits that, restrictions on free speech must comport with a strict three part test viz: operate under provision of the law, express legitimacy in pursuing aim, and display the relevance to the accomplishment of the said aim.
To this end, the dignity of a person is much more of his expression than wealth. In actual sense, the loss of freedom of expression is equated to loss of credibility in all respects. Governments today spend billions in branding themselves as investor destinations providing return on investment through social, economic and political stability. However, these efforts to achieve desired economic growth becomes unrewarding with a subdued sense of expression. Like a spectrum of colours in rainbow, the society displays the wealthy and poor in ranks of dignity; regimes with rotten ideologies, people with divisive utterances and societies with despised wisdom.
Freedom of mass media is the fundamental basis on which democracy and good governance are pivoted. Advantages of free press is the reason for the revolution in information that forms the global village (globalisation).
As history notes, Sukarno, the former President of Indonesia, during a visit to Hollywood characterised media as unconscious revolutionaries because media-makers create new expectations, increase knowledge of other possibilities of better life for example, of other ideologies, and even other forms of governances. And as very often been stated, it remains true, what the eminent Thomas Jefferson, one time American President had to say once, and I...
...The Advantages and Disadvantages of MassMediaMassmedia is one of the fastest medium of exchange of information which capture audience attention and interest, for example, television and radio is said to be the best MassMedia. A MassMedia to be effective must be accessible to the target audience and able to hold audience attention and interest. Therefore, this essay will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of MassMedia.
The first advantage of massmedia is peace and reconciliation. In the Northern Uganda there has been a civil war and FM radios contributed towards bringing peace after 20 years of crisis which was emphasized by both the respondent interviewees and focus groups. One of the focus group participants said that “when we finally see an end to this war, which might come soon, we should not forget the impact of the local radios.” For the past two years the FM stations have been running peace and reconciliation programmes in the northern Uganda to make a group of army surrender and come out of the bush. The rebels were mostly from Lira and other neighboring districts from where they were forcefully abducted or conscripted into rebel ranks. The radio stations, in collaboration with church leaders and peace...
...What are the advantages and disadvantages of social media?
How might knowing these advantages and disadvantages alter how a person might use social media?
One advantage of social media is the ability to stay connected to friends and family, especially those you may not see often. You can share photos and even host events which you can invite your friends to. Socialmedia is also a good way to meet new friends and share interests with others. Most social media sites offer groups that you can join that have a common interest or hobby so you can share ideas. Businesses can benefit from social media by advertising their business on a page. It allows businesses to showcase all of the products they have to offer. Social media also caters to those who may be looking to buy, sell, or trade items in their local community. Many local groups are formed that allow people to sell their things or look for things to buy they may need. Social media has become the easiest way to stay in touch with your friends and family and share memories. The disadvantages of social media are that not all information you find on these sites are reliable or credible depending on the source, and it is difficult to trust everything you see or read. Another disadvantage is that it can...
...Introduction and Meaning of the Topic (Role of MassMedia in Educating the Rural People)
Within a span of fifty years, the media technology has been utilized by developed as well as developing countries of the world for the purpose of qualitative improvement of education. The basic freedoms of a democratic society are freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly and freedom to petition. Besides these freedoms, rests of the freedoms are freedom of religious expressions, of politics choice, of intellectual growth, and of communication of information and ideas. With this freedom of press and advancement in technologies, the social, economic and political scenario took its shape very rapidly and every corners of the society get into connect which is term as ‘Global village’.
The massmedia are very powerful, informative, socializing, and motivating force. The role of massmedia in a nation’s development is widely accepted. Broadcast media, especially radio, has been found to be very effective in the development and building up of the rural areas. The need to communicate with our fellow beings is a fundamental need like the physical requirement of food and shelter. This urge for communication is a primal one and, in our contemporary civilization, a necessity for survival.
The role of massmedia in enhancing rural...
...Do the advantages of MassMedia outweigh the disadvantages?
Massmedia refers collectively to all the media technologies that are intended to reach a large audience via mass communication. There are various forms of massmedia such as radio, television, movies, magazines, newspapers and the World Wide Web. MassMedia enjoys a very prominent role in our lives and thus, it is believed to influence our society. There are positive and negative effects of massmedia on our society. This essay will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of massmedia and state if the advantage or disadvantage outweighs the other.
The first advantage of massmedia is that it promotes democracy. Talk shows and debates that are conducted on the radio gives people chance to voice out their opinions and express their views of ideas about a particular issue. This use of radios makes it a “free market place of ideas” where people get informed of the multiple ideas that can be learned about a topic. Also this advantage of massmedia allows arguments to be otherwise of the discussed perspective of an issue to voice out the contrasting...
Convenient and Flexible: The television is a convenient and flexible advertising medium, owing to its widespread popularity and the ease with which a message can reach millions of viewers internationally and nationally. Television advertising allows advertisers the flexibility to use various approaches and different combinations of audio, video and text to make ads memorable and emotional, depending on the product or service or the target audience.
Strong Impact: Television advertising uses audio and visual effects to create a lasting impact. Marketers interact color, sound, sight, drama and motion to ensure that their message is strong and persuasive. Additional tactics and props, such as attractive models, elaborative sets, enchanting graphics and audio-visual effects further enhance impact.
Intrusive: Consumers often bemoan the intrusive nature of television advertisements and find ways to avoid commercials. This limits the effectiveness of television advertising. Consumers either take time out during a commercial to make a trip to the refrigerator or surf programs on other channels. Furthermore, different technological innovations enable consumers to block advertisements all together. The V-chip is a device that consumers can program to block unwanted content on television, including advertisements. TiVo is another similar device that allows users to store television programs without commercials....
Title: Protecting Children From Media
Protecting Children From Media
According to (Beal, 2008), media can be defined as the various and different forms and technologies used for communication and channels of passing information or entertainment in the society. An example of media is the television, newspaper, radio, combined sounds, videos social sites as well as gaming sites among many others. In the modern world, the media have been and is and will still continue to be a vital technology in the society and a necessity as food and shelter.
It’s a technology that is playing a significant role in informing the society, educating them, entertaining, and advertising. It has been regarded as a “mirror” of the community, it informs people of the current happenings, new affairs, fashion and gossip, and it provides entertainments like movies, music and games especially for children, (Muzna Shakeel, 2010). However on the other hand, the media has its own short comings or rather disadvantages in the society especially on young and teenage people.
The media information at times s not legitimate and is easily manipulated to fit the specifications of those in power and hence misleading the society. Improper messages being passed over through movies and music, nudity, violence and addiction to the...
...Probably the biggest problem, or disadvantage today, is the abundance of political commentary or discussion shows on the major networks. Far too many people cannot distinguish the difference between opinion/commentary/editorial programs or articles, and actual fact based news. They see a show on a cable or broadcast news channel, radio talk show, newspaper editorial that is a political opinion, discussion or commentary, and confuse that with the network news.
Anotherdisadvantage is today's media is generally corporate owned. Many corporations are multi purpose. They often have an agenda involving Congress or the government in one aspect of their operation,. and could use it to bias a corporate owned news outlet, or use corporate advertising money to influence pushing their agenda. And unfortunately today, most of media is profit driven at all costs. The reporters/anchors are not necessarily profit driven. But the outlets they use to deliver it are.
An advantage is the personal political views of the media is so diversified, a sitting politician of any political party or ideology is kept in check, forced to be less corrupt, and is constantly checked and scrutinized for honesty.
Another advantage is the resources available to the common person today, who can choose to verify whether a report is actually true. The media provides much of those resources...
...• The massmedia has greatly overstepped its bounds.
The massmedia has used its position to sway the minds of the citizens. They often present information as if it were a fact when it is simply an opinion. This has been used quite often to spread liberal propaganda.
• Yes, the media over steps its own boundaries and stomps on the freedoms of others in its quest for higher ratings and more circulation.
The massmedia market is not about hard-hitting news anymore. It is about whatever gets them the most ratings and makes the most money. Because of this, news reporters are horrible at violating the rights of celebrities and other influential people, just to get some dirt on their lives. Worst of all, said celebrities have very few rights to defend themselves with, and more than one photographer has sued the person he was stalking for damages when the celebrity tried to fight back and break their camera, or something along those lines. The media market is a bunch of obsessive stalkers that the law ignores.
• Yes. I believe that privacy is a human right, and the media continuously violates that right.
One example would be the paparazzi chasing down celebrities in some of the most private moments of their lives. Regardless of social status, as human beings, we deserve some form of privacy. The need for society to...