The Internet and social networks have become a shelter for the media, said Simeon Vassilev, Assoc. Prof. Dr. at Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" Faculty of Journalism and Mass Communications.
The Internet and social networks have become a shelter for the media, as paper once was for books and newspapers; today, satellites provide radio and television with endless possibilities for distribution. Digitalization is the new means of information and, perhaps, though we have not yet un- derstood this, the modern instrument of knowledge and culture. The new space-time continuum of the media could not exist without values such as freedom of speech and human rights. Human experience of the media – rang- ing from the Gutenberg galaxy to the universe of the Internet – teaches us that these values are not given once and for all, even though everything has become digital and multimediatic. /BGNES
The text was published in the journal "Philosophical Alternatives".