GLOBAL JOURNALISM AND THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON SOCIETY

John Mpofu

Abstract


Freedom of information is one of the fundamental human rights, the right of every citizen to express his or her opinion through the written and the spoken word. The technology of communication has revolutionized the spread of information, making it instantaneous and allowing it to reach an ever-widening public. Thus a new power is born, the power of global journalism and social media. This paper seeks to describe the role of global journalism and social media in applying both good political and corporate governance practices as well as identify some problems arising due to global journalism. There is no freedom without freedom of expression, and global journalism and social media should strive for the highest ideals of journalism: to denounce all forms of injustice.

 

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global journalism, social media and governance, Zimbabwe

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejsss.v0i0.211

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