Showing posts with label freedom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label freedom. Show all posts

03/05/2020

World Press Freedom Day Uncovered

So it is a sleepy Sunday in the #Uk and most people have got their Sunday paper to read and discuss with family members or if on their own to find out more in-depth about what is going on in the world nationally and nationally.

They may also have the local paper delivered to find out what is going in the local area.

This happens in most countries and today is known as World Press Freedom Day. 

Set up in 1993 by the United Nations to celebrate the freedom of the press and its ability to report on anything that it deems important. However, whatever and whoever it thinks is important.

Last year the theme was "Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation" and this year I have the feeling that this year the theme will be "Covid 19 and How the World Delt With It?"

There are so many forms of press these days too.

In 1980 the press began to move things online and as a student in the 1990s I was able to research topics that I needed to whilst doing my GCSEs and As levels at college. And now nearly everyone reads their news off the internet via some kind of technology. Whether it be a mobile phone, tablet, laptop or pc and everyone can be a journalist of some sort or another.

Before all this, though everyone got their news from the newspaper. You would see the latest about what happened politically, socially, both nationally and internationally. Although the news might be a day or two later than when it actually happened as getting it quickly meant actually getting people to interview people and get the information that was needed then writing an article on the topic in question.

Nowadays news can and is put out as it happens which can be useful yet at times can be dangerous because of things can be said out of context and make a situation worse.

A lot of the time it is because of the general public interest for gossip and famous people. At times some people want to become famous yet don't realise that their lives are under so much scrutiny these days that everything they do and say and can be misconstrued.

So my question is "What Is The Freedom of The Press?"

Before all this instant access that is a double-edged sword, there was the time that things were reported after being subjected to some kind of code of conduct.
Is this code of conduct needed now?
That is a question everyone should think about because

What would you want others to know about you?

Because every time you put information or anything on Facebook or the internet in any form anyone can search for you and know everything about you.

So now the question can be changed into these forms.

What do you want to know about what is going on around you locally, nationally and internationally?
What is important to know?
Who is important to know about?

Because of these questions, it has been twisted at times particularly from the 50s and 60s to now, in the UK. I am not here to put blame on any form of the press but it comes from peoples greed of knowledge and gossip.

People are very social human beings but they also want privacy.  Yet these lines are blurred and things are being done and said that makes no sense except to make stories.

So is this code of conduct that was followed up until the 50s and 60s still relevant?

When isn't the point of the press though meant to be reporting the truth rather than telling stories full of half-truths. 

Therefore isn't the code required to make people accountable to what is being said?

Rather than having the press in whatever form being sued for saying something that isn't true.

Understandably there has to be some sort of legal procedure too especially as information has been got in very dubious ways which shouldn't be appropriate.

Many papers have been sued for various reasons over the last 30 years because they got information in dubious and quite possibly illegal ways. Therefore having to close down or payout copious amounts of money or even both.

Unfortunately these days in some respect the fact that anyone can be press reporters there is so much crossed wires that no one seems to know the moral of right or wrong.

Another way of saying it would be what is truth or lies???

Also, the press can be swayed to support a particular political stance rather than just facts making the general public think the way the political party want them to.

So, for now, the question is "Is there need for the press in the formal sense of newspapers?".

I would love to know what you think about this topic.


Love and Peace
xxx







05/10/2019

So Much Freedom



I can't wait to put out more book reviews. It is so freeing.


Since focusing more on my blog I have been able to focus on more books that are for pleasure.
So although my last review was a self-help book in the post I really enjoyed it. 


I chose the book because there were both aspects of education and pleasure. I think books should be for pleasure but also for learning. I know that when I was at school studying for my GCSES I hated reading.
I was only reading books that were for my exams and nothing for pleasure. Again I felt like that while reading business books when I was working in Multi-Level-Marketing or Network Sales.



I know that they were important to read to help me grow as a business owner but I prefer to read for pleasure.


Right now I am in the process of reading a new book to review which will be out soon. Unlike the last book, the book I am reading at the moment is for pleasure.





I like a lot of different genres such as crime, mystery, biography, history and many more. And I love reading different authors and new ones although I have my favourite writers. These include J K Rowling, Terry Pratchett, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie, just to name a few.


I would love to know who your favourite authors are and see if there is someone I haven’t read yet. Tell me what your favourite book is? And I will see if it is something that I have not read. Then maybe I can read it.



Love and Peace

Xxx

17/10/2017

An Amazing place

Ok so it's been a very turbulent few weeks because of going through a huge change which I mentioned in previous blogs. However I am glad to say it's finished. So I can be free and able to do things on my own. Which is bliss.

So from a piece of chaos to the picture below and I absolutely love it. Back to work I can go which is brilliant despite having a new fur baby arrive which I have pictured before.

12/09/2017

Back to Normality

Oh my god the last couple weeks had been completely chaotic because the kids have started back at school and they have been studying for the Kent Test. So I have concentrating on their tuition and everything else has been put aside. Now though they have done the exam. Things are going completely chaotic next week add after 20 years I will be having central heating and having a wet room that will help me be more independent from relying on others. So although being disabled I need to be able to do things for myself and this will be a great way of being free.

I hope to be able to blog more often however I'll see.

Love and Peace
Xxx

21/08/2017

The Latest Happenings Elsewhere

What can I say that hasn't been said by others who abhor what has been happening in the last week.

I'm writing this whilst away to be posted when I get back and I am finding it hard to say anything because what has happened in the USA is just disgusting.

I thought we had changed after the last world war, obviously not!

I feel ashamed for all those who fought for our freedom and rights back then because these are now beginning to be taken away due to people's forgetfulness of what happened.

Everyone is the same inside despite what we have on the outside. It doesn't matter what your religion is or colour because internally we are the same.

I have said about this thing before when there were attacks in the UK like those in Manchester and London and I will constantly say that we are all the same no matter what.

The best thing everyone can do right now is read history reports and things like that and learn what differences between now and then and see what is right or wrong.

Love and Peace
Xxx

30/01/2017

Good morning

Good morning everyone. The world has become a very scary place the last few days. I think that it doesn't matter who you are. What colour, sex or religious beliefs you have. Everyone is entitled to have freedom within the world.

Moving on from the horror that is happening everywhere I am planning a good week ahead doing everything positive for my future. So I will try my best to stay away from any of the stuff that is going on unless I really feel that I have no choice but to put my opinion.

So this week I will be concentrating on a few things that I have in the pipeline.

X

29/12/2015

This is a heart wrenching story. Worth a read

I think you might like this book – "Outcry: Holocaust Memoirs" by Manny Steinberg. Start reading it for free: http://amzn.to/1OWOQ5r