In what ways does the media play an important role in a democracy?

Media plays an important role in a democracy in the following ways:

1). Media has brought people across the globe closer to each other. Now, people has access to world news and entertainment.

2). Media helps in forming public opinion.

3). It is through the media, people learn about the working and important programmes of the government.

4). Media is considered as the fourth pillar of democracy. It plays an important role in defining ideas and public views regarding day-to-day happenings at the national and international level.