Be your own medium
The role of the media? To spread information, maybe?
But who really needs them anyway, when you have the WEB?
One of the strange sociological effects of the Gödel Theorem is that even Ethical - Law - Religious systems are subject to it, and that by consequence: THERE IS NO TRUTH. So expecting any of it from Media, Politicians, our fellow world citizens is a waste of your own patience and pretty much like asking for empowerment.
There seems to be one basic ethical law to be found in just about any culture: "do not do to others what you hate to be done unto you"...However there is less consensus on how to react when it is done upon you nevertheless, nor to judge (and sentence) those that overrule the basic principle. Worst of all, inversing the basic principle we end up all to easy at: "an eye for an eye".
Suppose every country on earth had a constitution like the Germans stating you cannot be involved in any Attack-war... My guess is the World will be at peace. Untill propaganda redefines defence.
This human race... will probably not be helped by me lighting a candle. However. Can it still be my choice to make it (my) truth?