Arvo Sirendi

MP, Estonian People's Union



  • The Relations of Parliament with the People through Media and through the Prism of Media

    18 June 2001


    RiTo No. 3, 2001

    The relations between the Parliament and the people go through the playing field of the media. It is important for democracy that information would be forwarded in both directions ungarbled, or that the receiver of the information would have, at least, the possibility of checking what message was sent out and what was added or cut out by the mediator who forwarded it. It is also important that everybody would be respected and nobody, discriminated against. Only democracy needs truth, and only free press stands in the service of truth, while nobody has a monopoly on truth.