You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
In the last few decades, there have been more and more cases of famous people being hounded by the press. Some people think that famous people in the media have no right privacy. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Give reasons for your answer and include relevant examples from your own knowledge and experience.
Write at least 250 words.
Many famous personalities today face more heat from media, including the press related to their privacy when compared to the previous decades. This has made critics raise the issue of the right privacy among these popular figures, and I feel their concern is obvious.
The predominant reason behind my support is because of the fact that the media is targeting these personalities constantly for making news from ‘vacuum’. To be precise, in this era of cut-throat competition in the public media, especially in the press, it is really hard to survive without exploring the extremes. At this point, most media naturally would focus on the ‘news-making factors’, and they find it very easy with the private lifestyle of the celebrities or famous persons. For example, even with a single picture of a celebrity, they can write a ‘thrilling’ article, with which they can hike their rating in their industry.
In addition to this exaggerated news, the media follow the gossips related to these personalities and back-up those with private investigations. These are usually extremely far from what the reality is, and can affect the either the career or life of these people. For example, a holidaying celebrity can be dragged into unnecessary controversies by projecting the trip as a part of dating. The media has a special talent to present the manipulated matter in the most attractive way, and they make sure it reaches the maximum population.
To conclude, as media has expanded its reach with the modern technology in the recent decades, it is clear that their interests in intruding the privacy of famous personalities have grown even further.
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