The freedom by which the media can investigate, access, and publish information, particularly that which is critical, is one of the best ways to measure the level of democracy in a country. Journalists know best how much freedom the media has, and can compare their
The Broadcasting Law was created to open up the government-controlled television and radio sector and allow new private and community channels to apply for licences. Unfortunately the law keeps all undemocratic government-controlled channels and creates a broadcasting regulator that is not independent from government control.
Reporting in a truthful and balanced way is an important professional goal for journalists. But freedom of expression not limited to merely truthful information. Journalists should not be compelled to publish only information whose truthfulness is ascertained. Limiting news output to only “true” or State-sanctioned