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“All sides of good governance are facilitated by a strong and independent media within a society”. In this regard, evaluate the role played by media in facilitating the same. Discuss the challenges presently faced by media and suggest way forward.

Topic: good governance

7.  “All sides of good governance are facilitated by a strong and independent media within a society”. In this regard, evaluate the role played by media in facilitating the same. Discuss the challenges presently faced by media and suggest way forward. (250 words)

Reference:  Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude

Why the question:

The question is based on the theme of Governance.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss the interlinkages between Media and good governance. Evaluate the role played by media in facilitating the same. Discuss the challenges presently faced by media and suggest way forward.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Introduce with relating media and good governance; Media is called the fourth estate of democracy. Presently the trinity of print, television and social media has a close relationship with the welfare of people and facilitating good governance.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

  • Discuss the key roles played by the media in facilitating good governance
  • Highlight the challenges presently faced by the media.
  • Suggest some steps to overcome the challenges.

Conclusion:

Conclude with solutions.

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