free press

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Publications which are not controlled by government or restricted by censorship laws, where writers can voice their opinions without fear of retribution. The right to a free press was enshrined in the first amendment to the US constitution and in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. See also freedom of the press.

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Subjects: Media Studies.

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