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F FF : what is referred as Fourth estate ?
Why so ?

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Asked by sigma, 12 Nov '12 08:40 pm
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The fourth estate is a term that indicates the Printing Press (Newspapers) as the Fourth Estate (branch) of Government and it is one that is important to a functioning Democracy. In Britain, there were three branches (estates) of Government referenced Parliament: The House of Lords (the Lords Temporal and the Lords Spiritual - nobles and clergy) and the House of Commons.
The phrase is attributed to British politician Edmund Burke, who quoted it first time in Thomas Carlyle's book, "Heros and Hero Worship in History" (1841).
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 12 Nov '12 08:53 pm

 
  
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The Fourth Estate is a political force or institution whose influence is not consistently or officially recognized. "Fourth Estate" most commonly refers to the news media; especially print journalism or "The Press".
Answered by LIPSIKA, 12 Nov '12 08:43 pm

 
  
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Media ?
Answered by jaya, 12 Nov '12 08:44 pm

 
  
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The fourth estate is the press.
Answered by jakir hussain, 12 Nov '12 08:44 pm

 
  
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Journalism .......... because they make the system stronger due to their views to make the society healthy ..........
Answered by pradeep mishra, 12 Nov '12 08:44 pm

 
  
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