Vol. 1, Issue 11 (2016)
Role of media in the modern human right regime
Author(s): Gurmeet Nehra
Abstract: Liberty of thought and expression are among the highest ideals of a modern democratic society which our constitution also resolves to secure to all citizens and this can only be done with the help of media. Democracy relies on the freedom of the media. Today media has become very powerful medium and it affects whole society not a single individual. In short we can say that media act as a ‘mirror of the society’. It facilitates thought and discussion, advances civilization and help in promoting comprehension and appreciation of the goals of a free society. Today most of the people have access to all these new kinds of media and it is where these new kinds of media playing a very important role in protecting and addressing various human rights issues.