Mass Media and the Intrusion of Privacy
In recent years, due to the growth of mass media and technological innovations,people seem to have less and less privacy. The case is worse for famous people such as public figures and celebrities. The mass mediais frequently criticized for their excessive attention to the personal lives of famous people.
As far as I am concerned, what the mass media does is nothing but an intrusion of privacy.First of all, every citizen is entitled to a private life free from media intrusion, and celebrities and public figures are no exception. If a person is engaged in corruption, law-breaking, abuse of power or hypocrisy, the medi has a right to uncover them, but not an individual’s private life. Furthermore, an individual is protected by Right of Privacy from emotional harm such as embarrassment and humiliation, especially publicly. For most of the time, mass media deliberately hunts for novelty in order to draw the public’s attention. Moreover, when the privacy of a celebrity is exposed, it is not just he or she who is harmed; many other people are dragged in. A harmonious family can be destroyed. If children are involved, the harm is immeasurable.
All in all, most of us need a basic human right to lead our lives without harassment or hindrance from anyone else. It is not only immoral, but also illegal to intrude an individual’s seclusion or solitude, physically or mentally.