Media Towards Freedom. Globally, the number of newspapers, magazines, TV stations and radios stations have increased.
Apart from commercial media there are also social media. That is those run by various individual groups and of course, the alternative media, as before, also exist. Each of these types of media, are used news and views of benefit to the people, democracy and freedom. Their role has had the benefit of providing different and at times messages, enabling the consumers to make choices. To some extent,among the media-consumers of the news and views provided has also been increased, especially due to presentations globally.
Media should be able to play that role, if and when economic freedom, is achieved. Currently the commercial and independent media seems to be more achieving international consensus leading towards freedom and democracy.
As I understand enhanced capacity of any media is necessary to initiate or seek changes in the existing socio/economic and political relation. Except, of course, it's concerned citizens can try to use the "weapons of the weak", by appeals for justice, fairness, and redress from the adverse effects of socio/economic to create opinion. And for the long run, collective efforts to reduce vulnerability must be attempted. The media to create favorable public and international opinion. For democracy, negotiations and dialogues can also be used to strengthen capabilities.
Some media seem to accept "words" as they are presented. As it is said: "the road to democracy is paved with good intentions". So the people may even recommend or advise, but it is we, who may have to accept the advises. This can also apply to social media. In any case, "democracy", may be lasting.
The opinion factor is very important. Time for honest opinion, articles and news can only arrive when we realize. And many people have already said this much number of times. No side stops to think, until forcing journalist and writers to look for alternatives. Major media groups globally must try to stop an inequality and fight against terrorism and poverty.
Some media groups do not have the power or freedom to make all the decisions by the way of response to address them in society. So at present, favorable time or condition and even the realistic approach of the people for genuine dialogue and negotiations does exist on freedom.
Such condition can only exist, when from all sides is met by the media are made to realize the importance of freedom. The productive role of the International media community or the UN could be in facilitating, at all levels the emergence of such condition for freedom. Then and only then, perhaps their media's role will be productive and meaningful, if at all necessary then.
Journalist and editor Kamala Budhathoki Sarup specializes in reporting news and writing stories covering Freedom, Peace, Public health, Democracy, Women/Children, development, justice and advocacy from her location inside the United States. Human rights, anti-terrorism, and economic development are also part of the work. She is an editor for mediaforfreedom.com. (To promote freedom, democracy, anti-terrorism, Literature, women rights, public health, peace and empowerment (http://mediaforfreedom.com) has a strong role to play). Its activities support in societies undergoing crisis and changes. Ms. Kamala Budhathoki Sarup has also written numerous reports which includes "Women's Empowerment", Prevention of Trafficking in Women Through Media," and "Efforts to Prevent Trafficking for Media Activism." You can see her work online now via her website http://mediaforfreedom.com/. Kamala is a regular contributor to Cape May County Herald. Kamala also was a regular contributor to UPI- Asia News. She also published two Stories collections and several poems. Her interests include philosophy, feminism, political, socio-economic and literature. She also is experienced in organizational and community development. http://mediaforfreedom.com