Contributions of free press.

Essay by leggomygreggoB+, November 2005

download word file, 4 pages 0.0

Downloaded 45 times

In the 21st century society, the human race has become its own greatest enemy. Progressing at an incalculably rapid speed, technology, social and humanitarian issues are threatening the very existence of human beings as individuals. A century ago, individuals faced a change in societal values, technology, and an outbreak of rebellions and wars. A century ago, there was a lack of awareness of the outside world, and constant conflict between change and lack thereof. A century ago, social, technological and humanitarian issues were swept under the carpet because individuals were not aware of their problems, did not know how to solve these issues, or even worse, did not want to resolve them. Now, in the 21st century, the human race faces yet another challenge. The constant upheavals of societal values and technology have made individuals uncertain of who they are, where they stand in society and what the reality of their situation actually is.

Now, they face the constant conflict between change and too much change. Individuals in the 21st century society face great difficulties in resolving issues of change because of political point-gaining, social controversy and the incessant manipulation of ?truth?. The problems of the 21st century are of momentous proportion unforseen by any other generation of the human race. Terrorism, famine, poverty, wars, AIDS, refugees, crime and drugs are only some of the many issues that society can no longer sweep under the carpet.

Free press is the only way that atrocities against humanity can be voiced, heard and addressed. For centuries, governments have manipulated the truth to suit their wants and needs, and their wants and needs only. Although times, values and beliefs have changed, the manipulation of truth hasn?t. The presence of free press acts as a watchdog for those daring to abuse their power and...