Veteran and well-respected Australian journalist, Mary Kostakidis writing in the New Matilda, talks about the importance of Independent Media
This is an extract from that piece, for the full story, click on the link: Why Independent Media Must Survive
But the internet has proven to be the greatest tool of democratisation in history. Independent online media have provided vital diversity by both broadening the agenda of matters of public importance and offering a forum for alternative points of view.
Rapid uptake of new technology has also provided a strong capacity for citizen activism, enabling people around the world to rally around values. Their concerns and aspirations are often articulated best by independent media.
But independent media can only survive if they are backed by their stakeholders. If not, they will fold.
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