The communication media are the different technological processes that facilitate communication between (and are in the "middle" of) the sender of a message and the receiver of that message. The media is all around us. From the shows we watch on TV, the music we listen to on the radio, to the books, magazines, and newspapers we read each day. Without the media, people in societies would be isolated, not only from the rest of the world, but from governments, law-makers, and neighboring towns and cities. Media are very integral part of our lives and therefore they generate popular interest and debate about any social problem that we can think of. Media has also historically been viewed as being overly forceful in latest and hottest news, their watchdog-type function is essential in a democratic society where people must know what their governments are doing. The media has the capacity to hold governments accountable, forcing them to explain their actions and decisions, all of which affect the people they represent. In many societies press speaks for the people, the reason for Freedom of the Press is to ensure that democracy is able to function. Finally, one of the most powerful strengths the media has in any society is the ability to effect change, both on a social and governmental level.