Haryana Civil Services Judicial Branch 2000
Public opinion formation is the very essence of democratic life. It has been well said that public opinion, once aroused, can move mountains. It can introduce social and economic changes at a rate hitherto unknown. Mass media of communication create an awareness in the citizen of his rights and privilges and the conciousness of his participation in the democratic process. Democracy grows through dissemination of information, discussion, expression of views, persuations, arguments and constuctive criticism and for all this speedy communication in the mosy powerful vehicle. Mass media are the vital instrument of transmission of knowledge of political, social and economic action. Today, the strength of a democratic, society depends, to a considerable extent on its free communication media.