As you know, the word democracy refers to a political regime in which power belongs to the people, that is in which the people are sovereign. And currently you live in a democratic world saturated with information. You are continually beset by all sorts of information through the media, such as television, radio but then, how far can the power of the media go? Do they represent an asset or a danger for democracy?Media such as the print media, television, radio, or the Internet, prove every day that freedom of expression general news is indeed real. But this mediated world of ours reflects how difficult it is to express, transmit and understand information.In any case democracy allows you many things.
How media has become important?
Thanks to the various existing media, you can thus inform ourselves and make your own opinion on this or that subject, as well as about political life as in any other field.Information has no boundaries, so you can constantly enrich your knowledge and react. But information can sometimes be badly disseminated. This famous phrase, Too much information kills information can sometimes be true.And the disappearance of a newspaper, for example, can lead to a bad functioning of democracy. Indeed, new techniques of persuasion are used through the media. You can cite the example of the political rhetoric of politicians, which is that of emotion, directness, experience and testimony, rather than that of analysis and reasoning.
The media has an influence on the people, on public opinion Whereas formerly, the voter inquired only by the reading of the newspapers, the current tools of communication institute a kind of instantaneous suffrage, since the listener intervenes on the air to give his opinion and that the viewer is invited to broadcasts of political debates.The governing / governed interaction is established almost in real time, and promotes dialogue between elected officials and citizens. Unfortunately, this manipulation can produce a propaganda effect which deprives of freedom the individuals who are subjected to it.
Conclusion: the overall effect
The media are all the more harmful as they can also be misleading. The purpose of propaganda is therefore to spread information in such a way that the receiver both agrees to it and is unable to make any other choice about it. It is also a matter of creating the illusion of unanimity and you must not forget the will to standardize and confirm as many elements necessary for good propaganda. So beware, the media has such a presence that you could compare it to a member of your family but you should not trust it as if it were an individual in its own right.