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
Devlin would have thought the act of polyandry to be immoral and disintegrates the society however, being a moderate moralism he would not have wanted to intervene with the privacy of other unless the act has become very widely practiced and start causing harm to the society. However, if the was a law to be passed to make polyandry legal, Devlin would have disagree with this because once it has been made legal it will drive and encourage many to conduct this immoral act. Devlin did not say that every immoral act is to be prohibited. Devlin used the jury box morality of average right minded citizens where moral standards of behaviour are the standards of behaviour of a reasonable man. Will a reasonable man think the act of polyandry as something good and to be done?
The crash of SQ006 in 2000 was the first mark on its record, taking 83 out of the 179 lives on board. 71 others received injuries. However, crisis management in the case of this aircraft crash was handled perfectly. Due to the reputation of SIA, much media attention was attracted. Following the crash, SIA was hit almost immediately by lawsuits from survivors and families of victims, along with much scrutiny from the media and public.
Objectivity means that the reporter «keeps all personal feelings and bias out of the report» (Schaffer, 2009). The main rule of the reporter is to tell facts and leave the opinion for the editorial page. Everytime reporters must remember that audience is clever enough to draw their own conclusion and decide which information is more significant. Some media has a prohibition toward using the adjectives and adverbs because besides the describing of the events, some of them imply opinion. All of the words, especially judgments, must be proven by the facts.
Otherwise, their influence on the public opinion would be negligible. In this sense, the media constantly balance between the real and the constructed representation of reality “more by instinct than intellect” (Bal, 1997: 68). The trust between journalists and readers is the foundation of good journalism. Media have to invest all efforts to ensure that the news content is accurate, free from bias, and that all parties are fairly represented (Žaket, 2007 149). If act differently media are grossly disregard of democratic and human rights of citizens.
Remedies in those defamation cases will be the damages which are monetary compensation and injunction that follow the court order. (LawTeacher, n.d) It can say that the laws of defamation are a regulator and watchdog of the media. The media face a threat of libel, they have to be extra careful when publishing to avoid involving in a defamation case. Journalists should not be nervous that they do not publish news that can upset audience because of being sued. There are several of effects that the laws of defamation can bring to the
Shared responsibility For starters, freedom of speech gives a person a certain level of responsibility, enhanced trust, frankness, and better sense of liability. In addition, free speech acts a tool in nurturing social evolution. Nevertheless, in order to ensure that we all enjoy freedom of speech, the government must put measures into place to stop groups that promote offensive views, such as racism, fascism, sexism and terrorism. 2. Enhances self-esteem Another reason why the government should encourage freedom of speech is to help people develop poise to express their views without fear of being condemned or punished.
If one know how bias is displayed in media and distorts what is known they will be better informed overall. This eliminates the danger of consuming biased media. Facts are the most trustworthy things in existence, and the people cannot but must trust their beliefs even if they are formed as a result of bias, so everyone should sift the truths through the media no matter the platform, year, or
J.M Balkin stated in his journal that the most effective strategy for hiding something might be to leave it out in the open, and only differ the context in which people view it. Instead of covering up the facts, one should instead seek to amend background reality (Balkin, 1999). Besides that, the prior research has continually documented a hostile media effect in which people perceive bias in sensible reporting on political controversies (Arceneaux, Johnson, & Murphy, 2012). According to Jimmy Chan, voters prefer highly partisan news either because they are accurately ideologically extreme or due to a tendency towards excessive selective exposure are politically “important” (Chan & Stone, 2013). Paul D’Angelo argues that the perception that the news media incompletely cover politics strengthened the political cynicism whereas the perception that news media oversimplified issues amplified feelings of skepticism (D’Angelo & Lombard, 2008).
Hence, preventing dictatorship. Freedom of speech should be made absolute to allow citizens to exchange views and information, to protest against injustice, to influence the public discourse, and to criticize the actions of the government. Therefore, restrictions on free speech cause harm to democratic life and stands in contradiction to the fundamental principles of