The Role Of: The Media

The Media

  • The media plays a key role in bringing into light actors of human right violations and cases of human right abuses.
  • Human rights abuses, which otherwise may have gone unnoticed are often unveiled through investigative journalism by the media.
  • Australia ensures maximum media freedom, and is ranked among the top countries for media freedom.

Extract from Legal Studies Stage 6 Syllabus. © 2009 Board of Studies NSW.