The executive is in full control of the state media and could respond to any thing broadcast or printed by other media houses. The authorities who are dissatisfied with anything written or broadcast should exercise their right to reply. The media is nothing but an instrument for the amplification of the voices of different sectors of society. Anybody who is threatened by the media is not committed to the principle of accountability and transparency. The ultimate role of the media is to give outlet to the right of every person to freedom of expression. There could be no freedom of expression without freedom of the media. ]]>

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