Media can promote, support and educate, or indoctrinate and spread false truths. The UK has a relatively free media, although it is regulated in various ways to protect decency, truth and privacy.
What word describes a type of media that is not religious?
What is censorship of the press?
Bans on violent or explicit films
Legal suppression of news stories considered to be unacceptable
Control of what images can be used in advertising
Why are televised, print or radio debates justified for religions in secular societies?
To increase tolerance
To give religious leaders a platform to preach
As an alternative to public acts of worship
Name the legal body that handles complaints about printed news and features.
The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)
Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
Press Complaints Commission (PCC)
What industry guidelines are British journalists expected to follow?
NUJ Code of Conduct
Telecommunications Act 1984
What can bias in the media cause that might harm members of a faith community?
How can the internet be misused by religious groups?
Increasing awareness through social media
What type of TV often tries to tackle religious issues through complex storylines and character?
What is a key characteristic of the term 'free press'?
Opinions and critical comment are allowed within guidelines and the law
No legal restrictions on what is reported
Newspapers that are distributed for no cost
Why can media coverage of major religious events be important to members of faith communities?
For financial gain
To unite faith communities