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The way media functions in a nation define the character of the governance of the country as well as the ability of the audience to decipher information and situations in a certain way. The four main nations whose media functions differently are discussed below.

Media in India: The media system in India has evolved over centuries and the modernization has transformed it into a communication network which can sustain the values of democracy and freedom of speech. The Indian media goes hand in hand with the modernization in the field of journalism along with carrying on with the traditional forms of spreading news. With increased privatization, bureaucratic censorship does not exist in the Indian media.

Media in the US: The press in the US is very open and free as compared to any other presses in the world. It operates without fear and any restrictions from the government. But, the press laws which exist in the US are bolder than that in India. The censorship is absence in the US press.

Media in China: China is a communist country and thus the media functions only to serve the purpose of public education, to fulfill government propaganda and to mass mobilize the audience towards a certain belief. The current Chinese government has the most rigorous forms of censorship in the history of Chinese press. The newspapers have a strict editing system and every aspect of media is fully under control. There is no freedom to enter the Chinese press to foreign media houses.

Media in Japan: The overview of the Japanese media seems a lot similar to the US press but a keen look on the media of Japan reveals that the newspapers in Japan follow a certain pattern and it shows complete uniformity in the placement of news too. On the other hand, the censorship in the Japanese Press is quite stringent and complex.



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