Reedom of my own personal philosophy. In all these cases the historical and philosophical roots of journalist principles are instrumental in determining the quality and level of professionalism of modern day journalism. Of these, the latter two are vital to the proper functioning of a democracy.
It becomes obvious, then, that the press must be free to do its job. Curbing the freedom of the press is, thus, curbing the freedom of the people. Self-regulation in media The media must have some boundaries within itself to be ethical.
The Althingi Investigative committee bases its conclusion among other things on the findings of the Research Centre on Media and Communication at the University of Iceland. It is the means by which people receive free flow of information and ideas, which is essential to intelligent self-governance, that is, democracy.
In countries like India, the media have a responsibility to fight backward ideas such as casteism and communalism, and help the people fight poverty and other social evils.
There is only that other question. However, like any other right, the right to freedom of expression must be exercised with caution lest it does more harm than good.
The following research paper studies the role of journalism in mass madia nowadays and whether the same media holds it social responsibility in the face if its audience or not.