a. Libertarian theory/Western Concept

The Western libertarian journalism ideals can be traced to the liberal political traditions seen in the works of the likes of John Milton, John Locke, Thomas Jefferson and John Stuart Mill. The main premise was that there should be a variety of news sources and publications available from which the public could choose. It was believed that nobody should have a monopoly on truth and that the people were capable of making the right decisions about what to believe if enough voices were heard and the government did not intrude.