Many newspapers, magazines and television programmes make money by reporting on the private lives of public figures such as politicians, sports personalities and entertainers. While the media's right to freedom of expression should be defended, the media should not intrude into people's private affairs. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
Individual freedom is an essential needs for everyone these days. On top of that, media have exploited this kind of situation in their daily work. They are free to obtain and report any informations, news and stories about occasions, wars, stories or even celebrities private lives. There are a lot of arguments both in favour and against this media practice. This essay will analyse about media's right to freedom of expression especially when they involve about public figures personal matters.
On the one hand, people agree that freedom of media should be retained because they believe that it is a crucial right for media to play its role. For example, access to royal families is limited only for selected people and media. Public depend on media to get stories and informations about their ruler. Having said that,such public figures should accept the inconveniences because they are born to be in public eyes.
Apart from that, transparency of media can be a useful tool to investigate politician's wrongdoing. Some politician will use privacy laws to cover up their bad habits such as bribes. In other words, it is sometimes in the public interest for media to investigate politician private lives to discover and expose their corruption.
On the other hand, people keep arguing about reability and validity of stories and reports from the media. Nowadays, newspaper and television are more interested in making money than telling the truth. As a result, stories of scandals and controversies about celebrities increase newspaper circulation. Some of the rumours and scandals that arise not really valid and trusted. Its always involved about famous people's relationship and family. Such rumours and stories will attract larger audiences and buyers for their programs and magazines.
In conclusion, media and public figures will always correlate with each others. Celebrities, entertainers and politicians need media to promote themselves while media rely on famous people to make their stories marketable. However, as public informations pool, they need to be aware about people's sensitivity and feeling.