When Americans are asked to identify what causes public support for war to change over time, news coverage about the war almost always comes up as a likely suspect. Despite the lack of "live" television coverage of wars past, today, new technology has allowed families to sit in their own front rooms to have a closer look of the realities of war. The role of the media is critical in promoting good governance and controlling dishonesty. It not only raises public awareness about the realities of war, its causes, consequences and possible remedies but also investigates and reports incidences of human rights violations. The effectiveness of the media, in turn, depends on access to information and freedom of expression, while finding the balance of respecting the duty of the military and satisfying the public's need to know.