The pen is mightier than the sword, unless you criticize someone you shouldn’t. (Their game. Their rules)
The primary philosophical existence and sustainability of the news media is the concept of ‘freedom of speech.’The Code of Ethics of the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA), states, Journalists are expected to “describe society to itself,” “scrutinise power and also exercise it.”1 But what happens when journalists can’t do their job? When governments and powerful authorities cannot be tested and contested, held up to the most thorough scrutiny, pitted against the strongest of contrary of convictions?
Free speech is a fundamental foundation and an irrevocable right to those who strive to live in a more peaceful and connected world. Journalists play an essential role in preserving this liberty and exposing where it is suppressed. Unfortunately, in many parts of the world the truth comes at a cost and often it is journalists who face the burden. The dictators and criminals of the world are ruthless in…
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