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freedom of the press

noun
1.
the right to publish newspapers, magazines, and other printed matter without governmental restriction and subject only to the laws of libel, obscenity, sedition, etc.
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  • But in that depression you had freedom of the press.
  • It is true that debates about obscenity often overlap with debates about freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
  • freedom of the press inevitably helps drive scientific progress, which in turn propels innovation and economic prosperity.
  • It's not a matter of freedom of the press, because you can still write about people.
  • freedom of the press, as the saying goes, belongs only to those who own one.
  • The closing down of a popular talk-radio show adds to concerns about freedom of the press.
  • In my opinion it is freedom of speech to print what they want, and also freedom of the press.
  • freedom of the press means that any idea can reach everybody without hindrance from the powerful.
  • As the only syndicated political cartoonist who also writes a syndicated column, my living depends on freedom of the press.
  • But the terms of the judgment by no means ensure the future freedom of the press.
freedom of the press in Culture

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The right to circulate opinions in print without censorship by the government. Americans enjoy freedom of the press under the First Amendment to the Constitution.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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