The Fourth Estate
They are three officially recognised branches of government in Politics. The Executive Brach implements the laws that the Legislative Branch of Government consisting of law making assemblies of citizens enacts and whose statues are then deciphered by the judicial branch of government.
The media is considered the fourth estate of government. It is an important tool that allows government to make its policies known across its territory. Providing information is the most important function that the media performs.
Musoke Think tank believes it allows dominant groups to spread their influence across vast sways of the earth by means of music and motion pictures.
Curving spheres of influence has often meant that the media has been littered with black propaganda.
Technological innovation has resulted in the creation of a large number of citizen journalists and amateur film makers who use the internet and its vast resources to create alternative sources of media that compete with traditional corporate interest.
In order to safe guard individual citizen rights from the mischievous use of technology, Political organs have adapted constitutions to the changing times for instance Article 71 of the Mozambican constitution states that the use of computerised means for recording and processing individually identifiable data in respect of political, philosophical or ideological beliefs, of religious faith, party or trade union affiliation or private lives, shall be prohibited.
A novel interactive relationship is developing between the media and a technologically savvy public.