Sunday, August 7, 2011


It seems the role of journalists and the media is the subject of much debate not only in Argentina but in some other parts of the world as well, such as England at the moment.
First, watch this interview with Hugh Grant.

I know, it's a bit long but very good listening practice, authentic!

Now listen to this song called Dear Mr Mudoch, written by  queen  drummer  Roger Taylor in 1994.
Remember Mr Rupert Murdoch is the owner of the tabloid News of the World, which had to be closed recently due to the scandal over phone hacking.

If you want to read the lyrics, click here.

Now it's your turn to express your views. Is it acceptable for newspapers and magazines to publish photos of celebrities/politicians/ordinary people and write stories  about their private lives? Is it acceptable that to get this information which is not of public interest they stalk people, spy on them,  tap  their phones ....
Should there be laws controlling  their actions?
And who's ultimately responsible for the present state of affairs? Celebreties? Politicians? The press? Or is it us, the public, who buy and read these newspapers/magazines every week?
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1 comment:

  1. I think there should be some kind of regulation in the way that newspapers and magazines get their information. I belive that it's ok to take photos to people as long as they are in a public place but it's not ok to tap phones or spy people, that's just unacceptable.
    But we don't have to blame the media only. The public is responsible for buying ans consuming this type of news and information. As long as we keep buying this newspaper the media won't stop this actions.