Essay On Media Freedom

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How Much Is Too Much When It Comes To Media Freedom? Globalization brings new and appealing ideas from places far away and we receive them through our public media. Prints, television, radio, movies, internet, and video games, are just few examples of media types that we commonly use in this modern era. In the long run, world’s diversity makes our native cultures and habitudes blend with those foreign ones globalization brings, creating a new culture that become different and no longer represents our nationality. So how much is too much when it comes to assimilating with other cultures? How can we save our true national identity while keeping up with the changing times? Media has its unique role in human’s life. Its power have the potential…show more content…
Media censorship also limits people from obtaining important informations that needs to be spread among the people of the world, e.g. latest technological trends and awareness of infectuous diseases6. In the end, media censorship is actually just a matter of what material to show and what not to, by considering the possible effects toward its audience. It acts as a preventive method to filter us from unwanted influences that can go through materials we see everyday. Lack of censoring or even too much of it can cause seriuous harm. Quoting Zoe Saldana, an American actress, “Too much censorship is just as bad as having none at all. Children need to be exposed to things, because if they don 't see it, eventually, it 's not like it 's not going to happen, but it 's just that there needs to be a balance7.” Concluding this essay, I would like to say that media has an extreme power towards its audience, which can reap great benefits if used positively and can be very damaging if not. Besides of the government’s attempts to make the media safer for the people, it also depends on us who must cleverly choose which media suitable for us for the sake of this nation’s future, culture, and
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