For press freedom by Sunanda Deshapriya
For the media, self censorship has become the unwritten rule. No informed discussion takes place giving different opinions and points of view to the citizenry. The huge state media sector is politically controlled by the ruling party, making them the most partisan media in the country. Thus, citizens are left without the information that would enable them to make informed judgments on matters that affect their lives and the lives of their fellow citizens. That is where the democracy deficit begins.