The desire to venture and roam freely is a defining right of what it means to be a living being. Especially in a day and age where freedom is a prime factor of society. To really compare humanities, knowledge, philosophies and accomplishments, with the rights that animals have would be quite irrational. As irrational as these beliefs are, humanity the more superior species must acknowledged their duties to keep these living organisms safe as they all provide a purpose for the outside world in an ethical point of view. Holding these animals captive Zoos deprive them of their natural rights that in turn violates humanities very own beliefs and morals.
Because libertarianism strongly pushes for freedom of the press, this theory makes accountability and ethics optional. A libertarian press could hire any columnist or commentator and have them speak out their opinion but does not necessarily have the responsibility to show other opposing opinion nor the need to reveal their news sources. The bottom line for libertarianism is the freedom to say and publish what the press thinks that the people should know or consume. On the other hand, social responsibility theory of the press was believed to be a responsible press by providing an objective, unbiased, truthful, and comprehensive coverage of the
or a government that allow your opinions but makes it harder to run the country because they have different opinions. But some people feel that democracy have more control over what goes and and they make all the decisions . People still feel that dictatorship is better and they can use to it to their advantage. This country should have a democracy government because it makes it gives us a chance to express our concerns and opinions about what the government is doing . In the text it states that “ The current leaders in a perfect democracy would have zero influence, whereas an absolute dictatorship would place total control over the decision in one person’s hands”(Acemoglu,2012) .
The first benefit is it is certainty, predictability and security. Citizen may know the government’s response in advance and any action that is not written in the law can be undertaken by the citizen without fear. The second benefit is restriction of government discretion; citizens may worry that the government officials will excessively influence in their government action by bias, whims, passion etc. Law can be separated into two ways; the government has to conform and consult to the law before and during action, the government has to take the responsibility of their action both during and after the action. If the existing legal rules are inflexible according to the circumstances, it would cause a socially undesirable
Freedom of expression protects everyone to be allowed to express themselves freely. Without this guaranteed freedom, peculiar opinions would be not be heard in fear of retribution, change and progress would stop and all of the other freedoms listed in the Constitution and all of the amendments that follow would no longer exist. I believe the foundation to the other amendments would be Freedom of expression. It is what holds the constitution together and what allows the people to have a say in its government. According to IIP digital “The U.S. Constitution’s protection of freedom of expression embodies the notion that an individual’s ability to express himself freely — without fear of government punishment — produces the autonomy and liberty that promote better governance.
Other lines of thought later argued in favor of freedom of the press without relying on the controversial (disputed) issue of natural law; for instance, freedom of expression began to be regarded as an essential component of the social contract. Parallel with the concept of press freedom, the term fourth estate remains for all journalistic activity today. However, the press is not part of the governmental structure; but monitors the other branches (the legislative, the executive and the judiciary) as an external check on behalf of the people. This impact of the press as a skeptical and critical monitor the other branches of government on behalf of the people is the watchdog role of the press. For this role, mass media have to value its traditional, high standards for accuracy, sourcing and objectivity.
Animals are organisms who move in packs like humans do, but humans have the ability to think critically and engage each other. This is the true backbone of the political community that has seemingly lacked in modern society. We currently have a system that discourages public speaking of the issues that plague society in favor for the issues to be in control of the political elite. This is the inequality that Arendt believe exists in the household and has leaked into the community. Arendt’s argument really drives home the values in which our society should be judged by.
The social responsibility theory moves beyond the simple “Objective” reporting (facts reporting) to “Interpretative” reporting (investigative reporting). The theory links with the democratic process and the media are guardians of that process, vigilant on behalf of the citizens, with a duty to be honest and fair to all. The theory balances the claims for freedom with the need for responsibility. It urges that in public interest, in the interest of true representation, both sides of a case should be stated. Professionalism was created in the media by setting up a high level of accuracy, truth, and information.
Thus, its role in a democratically designed society can be categorically defined in the following three ways: as an agent of change through setting of certain agendas determined to bring about the same in society, as a reflector of dominant values , and as a reinforcer, not only reflecting but strengthening dominant values, models and attitudes in society. No matter how committed a journalist is, he is still, to a great extent, not free from the crosswinds of the power dynamics. It is common practice that journalists are dependent on official sources as providers of information. Now how authentic and reliable the source of information is, is hardly questioned by anyone. Eventually a kind of reciprocal relationship is established between the media personnel and the legitimate authorities which
It is important for judiciary to protect its reputation and to regulate the media and do not allow it to become a fearless watchdog thereby attracting serious dangerous consequences of its activities. Also the law commission 200th report which gave certain guidelines for the regulation of media should be passed in parliament as it is still pending. Attorney General G.E Vahanvati told Supreme Court that the central government is actively Any institution, be it legislature, executive, judiciary or bureaucracy, is liable to be abused if it exceeds its legitimate jurisdiction and functions. But sometimes these ultravires activities are blessing in disguise as is the case of judicial activism. Media trial is also an appreciable effort along with the revolutionary sting operations as it keeps a close watch over the investigations and activities of police administration and executive.