Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Paragraph on Press as the fourth estate

Paragraph on Press as the fourth estate

The three estates of a democracy are legislature, executive and judiciary. The press is considered the fourth estate of a democratic set-up. In fact, a democracy cannot succeed without this estate. A democracy without the freedom of expression is a misnomer, and this right finds true manifestation in the daily press. This is the reason that the greatest and most powerful leaders too find themselves at the mercy of the daily press. Many are its advantages. First of all, it offers us a lot of news about the day to day happenings of the world. It keeps us alive to the occurrences around the globe. It also analyses and criticizes administrative policies, social norms and government action; and thus it helps an individual to frame his own judgement about different current issues. However, it is essential for the press to be free, fair and unbiased, so that it can serve the national purpose well. It also makes the government realize its lapses and shortcomings which have figures in the realization of its aims and achievements. People too find a fair chance to voice their views, as the press allows the readers and viewers to express their views. So it acts as a viable link between the government and the people. It is indeed the most effective form of expression through which communication of ideas is facilitated.  
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