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The media

by Fethullah Gülen on . Posted in Pearls of Wisdom

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The media enlightens people and voices their sentiments and ideas. However, under oppressive rules, it is either a prisoner or a flatterer.

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Every writer should be well-mannered in words and behavior, refined in language and writing. Otherwise, much damage can be done for the sake of an illusory good.

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Journalists and writers who do not write according to national sentiment and thought represent ‘Babylonian captivity’.

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The media should avoid serving individual fancies and interests, for their main purpose is to enlighten and serve the nation as a whole.

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Many cranial bones now decaying in graveyards contain books that could not be written because of oppression or censorship.