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Author:  Kamala Budhathoki Sarup
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Date:  March 4, 2016
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Media And Terrorism: Right and a duty

Author:Kamala B. Sarup

The media has both a right and a duty to report fully on terrorism in the interest of the public's right to know and to open, informed debate about terrorism. To harbor means to bring something or someone to safety. How can any media do that with "terrorism"?.

Media do not slant the news to favor. Which is not untruthful reporting. Truthful reporting means reporting the facts about the subjects.

Likewise, reporting of the facts illogical cause-effect relationships is harmful for the same reason. Most media don't do that, in part so that their readers and advertisers will continue to read them. Academics who write in professional journals are under the scrutiny of their peers and not under advertising pressure. Finally, it's hard for me to find a unbiased book,all the facts and logical interpretations of them. Reporting favorable or unfavorable untruths about anything can potentially be useful in proper context; it just confuses people and causes them to take erroneous actions based on faulty information. It's difficult for ordinary people to get at the truth through the media, but most of us have no alternative. If we are ambitious, all we can do is read a lot of media, books and journals and do the best we can to get at the truth.A press, or media in general, if it remains somewhat objective is the only way the people can see what is happening in the society, good and bad. The more objective press (media), the better, because what one press fails to report, a competitor will.

Even after September 11, the Bush administration announced a variety of actions designed to restrict information from reaching the public. An even stronger USA Patriot Act, a draft of which was obtained by the Center For Public Integrity, could conceivably allow for the wiretapping of news operations, according to a memo from the American Society of Newspaper Editors. So, Media can play an objective role in society and respect human security and freedom.

Press freedom does not mean allowing the media to promote terrorism, violence and destruction.

Media can be more responsible toward the people and the principle of freedom. In their daily work, Journalists from around the world are sometimes exposed to the dangers of terrorism and violence. Measures are needed to protect society against terrorism.

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Biography - Kamala Budhathoki Sarup

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


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