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What is known as Fourth Estate?

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Asked by Joseph Chacko, 29 May '11 03:54 pm
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I presume it is the press.
Answered by Francisco, 29 May '11 03:56 pm

 
  
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The fourth estate is the public press, referred to as a collective and encompassing photographers, journalists, television broadcasters, and radio announcers, among others. Many people generally agree that the fourth estate has immense political and social power, thanks to the fact that the press can be used to shape societies while imparting news of note and commentary of interest. Because the fourth estate is recognized as such an important body, many nations have laws which protect the rights of the press, ensuring that citizens have access to reporting on matters of interest and of note.

The origins of the term the fourth estate are best explained within the context of the medieval estates of the realm. In medieval society, three estates were formally recognized: the clergy, the nobility, and the commoners. Each estate had a very distinct social role and a certain level of power, and the idea of the estates of the realm became so entrenched in European society that it still live ...more
Source: google search
Answered by anil garg, 29 May '11 10:56 pm

 
  
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A free press
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 29 May '11 08:23 pm

 
  
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A " free press" is termed as fourth pillar of democracy in India
Answered by sushil trivedi, 29 May '11 04:08 pm

 
  
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The concept of the Fourth Estate (or fourth estate) is a societal or political force or institution whose influence is not consistently or officially recognized. It now most commonly refers to the news media; especially print journalism. Thomas Carlyle attributed the origin of the term to Edmund Burke, who used it in a parliamentary debate in 1787 on the opening up of press reporting of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.[1] Earlier writers have applied the term to lawyers, to the queen of England (acting as a free agent, independent of the king), and to the proletariat.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_Estate
Answered by yusuf syed, 29 May '11 04:07 pm

 
  
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The PRess
Answered by Aditya Misra, 29 May '11 04:05 pm

 
  
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Journalist,,Press... The concept of the Fourth Estate (or fourth estate) is a societal or political force or institution whose influence is not consistently or officially recognized. It now most commonly refers to the news media; especially print journalism. Thomas Carlyle attributed the origin of the term to Edmund Burke, who used it in a parliamentary debate in 1787 on the opening up of press reporting of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.!!
Answered by OBERoi, 29 May '11 03:58 pm

 
  
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Journalists....
Answered by lomdibagula, 29 May '11 03:56 pm

 
  
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