Journalism and receiving information nowadays


Nowadays, living in an ocean of information, deciding which information is right and objective, which is wrong and biased is necessary. In global communication system, publishing and spreading unreal information to create public opinions serving private interests are not so strange. If lack of consciousness, public opinions will be deceived and lead to nagative impacts.
 Through colliding with global communication system, many people draw an experience that assessing and verifing information, especially about politics and armed conflicts, are needed before jumping into any conclusion.
 The war in Iraq in 2003 is a vivid example of creating reasons and tricking the public. At first, U.S. accused Hunsen administration of having contacts with terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, which is related to the September 11th incident. But, when it went beyond that, they asserted Iraqi government possessed and developed weapons of mass-destruction. Despite there’s no any evidence, Western media spread that like checked information. Till 2008, when realizing that there’s no way of denying its fabrication, those who appealed and called for the war alleviated by allegation that, at least, it had overthrown a totalitarian regime, and Western liberators would bring values of democracy and civilization to Iraq. Now there’s no democracy and civilization but ciaos and killings. So disgusting is that!
 It is one-sided to say that all Western jounalists are deceivers. There was many journalists strictly working based on principles of professional morality. It was C.Bernstein and B.Woodward of the Washington Post, who played an important role in disclosing the Watergate case which led to the U.S.’ investigation and R.Nickson’s resignation in 1974. In 1971, New York and Washington Post journalists revealed the truth behind America’s war involvement in Vietnam by articles using “Pentagon’s documents”. Press moral principles was released in 1923 in the US. The US Association of press editors, the Organization of professional journalists and the Press Association have ratified the Press moral principles, calling journalists and reporters to serve with honor, objective and fair spirit. All Western nations have their own press moral principles, but people always stay cautious about any information and comments. For example, in Ukraine crisis, Western media has focused on criticizing Putin and his administration, even when nothing is confirmed. And, when things are going so extremely, German Council of Press has to warn those news agencies and magazines about political motives in their job doings.
 So, what we can learn from that is we can not believe any information publicized at first before checking its reliability. We must be wise readers and form a filter for ourself to clarify and choose right information, don’t be abused and deceived by hostile elements. In Vietnam, now, you can meet many self-claimed reporters and journalists which have publicized a lot of wrong information serving their unsound purposes. Some like bloggers Ta Phong Tan, Ba Sam, Nguoi Lot Gach… and other websites like Dan Luan, Dan Lam Bao, SBTN… are trying to spread information that are fabricated for bad intentions to cause turbulence and topple our regime. People should be aware of these individuals and their doings, and the government must enhance legal means to deal with them./.
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LawrenceSamuels 27/7/15 19:56

The main risks we identified were concerns regarding accuracy, the need for verification and the loss of control over the information.

Jane smartnic 27/7/15 19:57

The ever-growing digital native news world now boasts about 5,000 digital news sector jobs, according to our recent calculations, 3,000 of which are at 30 big digital-only news outlets.

yobro yobro 27/7/15 20:00

Our government should have means of managing journalism activities.

Love Peace 27/7/15 20:04

Almost 50 percent of the public reports having had first-hand knowledge of a news event at some time even though they were not personally part of the story.

MaskOf Zero 27/7/15 20:05

Good decision-making depends on people having reliable, accurate facts put in a meaningful context.

Gentle Moon 27/7/15 20:42

Journalism does not pursue truth in an absolute or philosophical sense, but in a capacity that is more down to earth.

John Smith 27/7/15 20:46

Especially, on Facebook we can't trust anyone, any post.

Only Solidar 27/7/15 20:47

Journalists should be as transparent as possible about sources and methods so audiences can make their own assessment of the information.

Pack Cassiopian 27/7/15 20:48

As citizens encounter an ever-greater flow of data, they have more need – not less – for suppliers of information dedicated to finding and verifying the news and putting it in context.

Deck Hero14 27/7/15 20:49

Reporters and journalists must strive to put the public interest – and the truth – above their own self-interest or assumptions.

Funny Day 29/7/15 05:47

in the digital era, it is difficult to distinguish between real information and false information, so many people have taken advantage of this to get profits.

Williams Melanie 29/7/15 05:54

should stricly punish those who puplish or spread false information, especially biased information against the State in oder to serve their political plots

Davis Caroline 29/7/15 06:11

recently, some opponents who often distort the reality in Vietnam for bad intentions to cause turbulence and topple the regime have been stricly dealt.

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