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There should be no media censorship

There should be no media censorship B7pra
In some countries the media is controlled exclusively by large companies; in other it is the government that has this control. Often, in war situation, one of the first casualties is the media, which is seized by one group or another. This gives some support to the idea that the media is a source of power and control. Whoever controls the media also has ultimate control over what is published or broadcast and what is omitted. They can also add a certain prejudice or bias to their coverage of certain news stories depending on their own feelings about the matter. This is not a new problem, although the issue is perhaps more pressing now that the Internet and play-TV have enabled these messages to be disseminated even further. However, we should remember that readers have their own ideas and opinions. You can control what is printed but you cannot control the opinions of your readers. I think the only positive here is that, nowadays, people seem to be much more cynical about what they read in the press or hear on the television. In particular, when it comes to the tabloid press, people know that they have to take what they read with a grain of salt. In other words, they read knowing they may be being lied to. Perhaps it is even greater concern that we have become so accepting of this form of censorship. The only thing that can be done to alter this situation is for the government to regulate the industry so that there is no longer a monopoly on media ownership. This also means that they have to allow and support a totally free press, even if this means the government may be criticised or ridiculed within its pages.
In
some
countries the
media
is controlled
exclusively by large
companies
; in other it is the
government
that has this
control
.
Often
, in war situation, one of the
first
casualties is the
media
, which
is seized
by one group or another. This gives
some
support to the
idea
that the
media
is a source of power and control.

Whoever
controls
the
media
also
has ultimate
control
over what
is published
or broadcast and what
is omitted
. They can
also
add
a certain prejudice or bias to their coverage of certain news stories depending on their
own
feelings about the matter. This is not a new problem, although the issue is perhaps more pressing
now
that the Internet and play-TV have enabled these messages to
be disseminated
even
further
.

However
, we should remember that readers have their
own
ideas
and opinions. You can
control
what
is printed
but
you cannot
control
the opinions of your readers. I
think
the
only
positive
here is that, nowadays,
people
seem to be much more cynical about what they read in the press or hear on the television.
In particular
, when it
comes
to the tabloid press,
people
know that they
have to
take what they read with a grain of salt.
In other words
, they read knowing they may be
being lied
to. Perhaps it is even greater concern that we have become
so
accepting of this form of censorship.

The
only
thing that can
be done
to alter this situation is for the
government
to regulate the industry
so
that there is no longer a monopoly on
media
ownership. This
also
means that they
have to
allow
and support a
totally
free press, even if this means the
government
may be
criticised
or ridiculed within its pages.
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IELTS essay There should be no media censorship

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294 words
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