OVER the years, the media has taken a bashing from members of the public, especially politicians who feel the industry has lost touch with professionalism. They say the media is no longer objective. Others say the media has been turned into a propaganda tool in the hands of those who have money to control it. “You can’t trust the media nowadays, everything you read or watch on the news must be taken with a pinch of salt”, others say. Riding on these concerns, politicians, mostly those in power, have been pushing for media regulation. In fact, they have been advocating for statutory media regulation, claiming that the media has failed to regulate itself. Some individuals seized the opportunity and took…...

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