Journalists’ Right to Obtain Information
A look at the ethical and moral expectations of journalists.
This paper examines the rights and responsibilities of journalists when reporting stories. The author looks at the ethical issues that come in to play when information is sought and when it is reported. A look at how society views these concerns.
“In the era of communications there is a viable debate in society that suggests that the freedom of information must take precedence over all other rights. The journalists must the debate contends, have the right to obtain information from all sources so that the people can be given the truth as they have found it. This debate brings into controversy the rights of privacy of individuals and the security of the state as journalists demand the information regardless of the consequences and the manner of obtaining it.”