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The term media is derived from medium which means carrier or mode. Media denotes to a medium specifically designed to reach a large audience or viewers. This word was first used with the arrival of newspapers and magazines. However, with the passage of time, this term expanded by the inventions of Radio, TV, Cinema and Internet.
Today, Media (Electronic Media) has become a necessary tool for information. It is playing an outstanding role in strengthening the society. Media’s important functions are to inform, educate and entertain the people. It helps us to know present condition of the world. The media has a strong social and cultural positive impact upon society. It is widely used to convey message to masses. It helps to build opinion and awareness.
Mass Media can be used for various objectives. The original idea behind the establishment of various ‘media means’ was to entertain masses. Radio, TV, Cinema, Magazines spend most of their resources targeting on entertaining items and programs. One of major duties of media is to inform the people about the News & Current affairs. They cover all beats like politics, economics, sports, health, environment, science, fashion, culture etc. Everybody can watch, listen, read latest news whenever and wherever they want.
Media also play an important role to explore various information and educate people in short span of time. People can better understand their rights and make better decisions after getting information by media. Media also can be used to educate people easily. Various Government organisations and agencies utilize the power of media to give informative message to public. It is also a medium for the advertisement to enhancement of business purposes.
The media has the power of educating people about every aspect of life including right of freedom of speech & expression. The media in the advanced society perform an important role to enlightening people and discourage sectarian, communal and divisive trends.