Al­low me­dia to do its job un­hin­dered

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It is amaz­ing how peo­ple will leave no stone un­turned in pur­suit of fame yet when they find it they shun the me­dia, turn­ing it into an en­emy.

Work­ing for the me­dia re­quires one to de­velop a thick skin be­cause telling the truth risks putting one’s life at risk.

As much as we all like to have pos­i­tive stories writ­ten about us, the me­dia’s job is to re­port fac­tual and bal­anced stories about what’s hap­pen­ing in so­ci­ety.

Celebri­ties should know that be­ing in the public eye comes with a lot of pres­sure.

My pas­sion­ate plea to the me­dia is for you to do your job with great aplomb and with­out fear or favour.

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