I want to start my reflection by writing a simple definition offreedom of press. Freedom of press is the right of newspapers, magazines,radios , etc.… to report and publish news without being controlled by thegovernment. I believe that freedom of press is important because of manythings, one of the things is that freedom pf press is important for democracy. one of the most important aspect of a democratic system isaccountability, free media play a big role in accountability of not onlyindividual politicians but also institutions, political parties and otherdecision making entities, because free media spread the information on what thepoliticians, leaders, institutions and parties are doing to the public and thishelp the public to be aware of what happening in the country, enables the public to engage, participate inmaking decisions and form an opinion.
In addition it prevent the public ofbeing manipulate by fake and edited news that serve certain interests. Freedomof media is important because it Not only protect the rights of newspapers,reporters, radio and television station but it also protect the rights of the individualsand what I mean by saying this is that free media inform the public with accurate, correct, genuine and authenticinformation about their government and the common people have the right to knowabout the working of their government , these information are necessary becauseit give the public the information they need to make wise , knowledge andinformed decisions about their government, about the people they elect and the policies they want those people topursue , and that’s help to bridge the gap between the government and thesociety and that’s help to maintain a healthy relationship between the government and the general public . Free mediawidens the lens of the people to acknowledge justice as well an injustice and policiesand political processes and It alsomakes sure that every opinion, regardless of how unpopular it might be, gets achance to be heard and understood.