But most dangerous than censorship is the self-censorship. This kind of censure eliminate the creativity, productivity and the imagination. When we decide don’t publish certain information we do it because of our values but in many situations, it happens by external factors. One of these factors are the fear to receive death threats. Many times journalist decide to be in silence and not show information that could compromise important people. These means that silence is the principal tool of self-censorship.
The journalism role versus censorship
Since the beginnings of the modern age the journalism has been considered like “Fourth Estate”. It was called as “Fourth Estate” because of its fundamental role at democracies and governments. Its origin comes from a play on words to revindicate the position of media between the powers like the executive, judicial and legislative.
Nowadays the media’s role is being questioned by citizens because there are facilities to create fake news though social media or digital media without any quality control. Now, the fake news are in fashion and people don’t know to distinguish between a real new or a fake. Therefore, the media’s role is losing credibility. But the creation of digital media based on investigative journalism is exposing corruption cases with massive that it induces mobilizations against politicians and businessmen/women.