The role of Media in raising awareness on human rights, civil and political rights can never be underestimated. It helps to muster people to recognize and protect human rights and helps in bringing the violators to justice. It’s reporting of cases of human rights violations and other criminal cases and punishments helps in bringing down the incidences of abuse and violation.
By exposing every crime, Media has far reaching effects as it puts pressure on authorities to implement laws properly so that justice can be provided. Thus, Media is an implementer of law and acts as a watchdog on anything susceptible. It creates pressure on agencies to implement laws properly. Thus, Media is a diagnostic and analytical tool for discussing the different problems and their improper implementation, if any.
The Governments and institutions adopt policies to raise the standard of actual implementation of polices and improve the functioning of the various law implementing agencies.