Respected teachers and my dear friends,
Assalam-u-Alaikum and a very Good Morning to all of you!
I am Samara Irfan of OII, and to I am here for the debate. The topic that is given to me for the debate is “Media as abuse”. I don’t support this statement; I don’t think media as abuse. It is often said that the world has become global village. Telecommunication, radio and television and finally computer have reduced distance and brought the most countries aloes enough to each other. The media plays a very significant role in our society today.The media is all around us. From the shows we watch on TV, the music we listen to on the radio, to the books, magazines, and newspapers we read each day.
Without the media, people in societies would be isolated, not only from the rest of the world, but from governments, law-makers, and neighboring towns and cities. The flow of information is important for the development of communities and the media facilitates, without a wide array of information, people’s opinions and views would be limited and their impressions and conclusions of the world around them stunted. There are many different ways in which people communicate such as, through the phone, through personal encounters, and by attending work place, school, seminars etc. Though media is not the only communication medium used to dispense the flow of information, its importance in developed countries is worth mentioning as it has been the main source to inform people on political issues or current affairs as well as being as the main source of entertainment. Different network channels over cable or satellite TV, newspapers and radio channels are emerging at a very rapid pace providing the people with a medium to connect themselves with the outside world. Media is a service which communicates entertainment and/or a message, or opinion to a large audience. Media covers a wide range of uses. These range from entertainment, information, propaganda, influential...