Nowadays newspaper publish information about the private lives of individuals.some think that the government should maintain certain control over the information that gets published, while others disagree.Discuss both views and give your opinion.
There have been alot of discussions recently as to whether or not the government should impose a restriction on information aired by media houses. Some people think there should not be any form of restriction,others, however disagree. Personally, I think there should be some restrain by the government
on contents published by the press.
People who argue that there should not be any restriction on publication of people's private lifestyle have several reasons.One of the reasons is that, they think such a decision by the government would contravene the constitutional provision of freedom of speech.They argue that the press should be at liberty to publicize everything and anything about people's private affairs and if for any reason the stories are untrue, they have the legal right to approach the court for libel or slander as the case may be.Furthermore, they believe that because humans have the tendency to learn from people mistakes as well as successes,it is only right for the media not to be restrained from publicising people's personal lives.For Instance, I personally learnt from Canadian President,Justin Tradeau's Black face saga that, we should be mindful of the kind of jokes we make as it may come back to hunt us later in life.
However, other people have dissenting view about publication of individual's private affairs.They argue that it may lead to depression.This is presumably because some persons are melancholic in nature and ordinarily love to remain private,and if for any reason their private affairs are made public, it may likely affect their mental state and eventually cause depression. For example, a popular musician named Faraday committed suicide because a sex tape with his girlfriend was made public.
In conclusion, I completely agree that the government should control the information the the press punlishes so as to avoid people slipping into depression and threat to life.