IELTS Writing Task 2 Topic 01: Whoever controls the media also controls opinions and attitudes

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IELTS Writing Task 2 Topic 01: Whoever controls the media also controls opinions and attitudes

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Vaidik Khandelwal

Posted on Oct 25, 2021

In today’s world, media plays an imperative role in the society and hence, they should be independent without any conflict of interest. However, in many countries, they are controlled by some influential figures or Government, and we can do little about this alarming situation.

Countries that are governed by communist party are the countries that have very less or no independence to media. Opinion of people of such countries are regulated by the stringent laws enacted by the Government. For example, China is ruled by a communist party and their law imposes severe punishment to whomsoever tries to raise voice against the Government. Last year, a scientist of a laboratory situated in Wuhan (China) was arrested and jailed for commenting that it was Wuhan from where the Covid 19 virus emerged. This augments the view that the people in China are afraid to give independent opinion and their attitude is controlled by the Government.

Another prominent example of is North Korea which is fully controlled by their supreme leader, Kim Jong Un. As a matter of fact, public of North Korea have no view of their own and if they try to raise their voice, not only the individual is punished but also his family have to bear the burden of his actions. In fact, their media only broadcasts channels that depicts the persona of their supremo and their education also revolves around the leader.

With such laws & regulations that are totally controlled by Government, how can one expect to rectify the situation! Even having global bodies such as UN, the plight of the public of such countries is pathetic. There is very little that can be done to improve the situation.

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Janice Thompson

Janice Thompson

Posted on Oct 25, 2021

Overall band: 5.5

Grammar: : Concentrate on sub ject verb agreement, and the usage of articles and prepositions.

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