freedom of the press

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Noun1.freedom of the press - a right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution
civil right - right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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The club honored Rezaian's courage and highlighted the injustice of his case by honoring him with a John Aubuchon Press Freedom award at a gala dinner in July at which Jason's brother, Ali, accepted the award on his sibling's behalf.
PARIS, Dec 1 (KUNA) -- International press freedom body Reporters Without Borders (RWB) on Tuesday said it decried another Israeli decision to close Palestinian radio stations on grounds of "inciting violence", leaving the media no legal challenge to the administrative orders.
In his reasoning for the proposal, Erdem stated that press freedom, defined by media that functions freely and without pressure from political authority, is the first condition of a democratic society.
The Press Syndicate's freedom's committee expressed its concerns on Sunday over the return of press censorship that threatens press freedom in Egypt and violates the constitution.
Every year, the World Press Freedom day is celebrated on May 3 under different themes.
ISLAMABAD -- Free and independent journalism and quality reporting, in the context of digital age is vital for promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, said anelists at a forum organised on the World Press Freedom Day on Monday.
In a statement marking World Press Freedom Day, CDFJ said gross, multiple violations had continued unabated, and also referred to such breaches "that journalists do not talk about," such as denial of access to information, censorship and "soft containment," which all ultimately restrain media freedom.
It issued a statement today as Bahrain joined other nations in marking the World Press Freedom Day, being held this year under the theme "Let Journalism Thrive
The Freedom House included Kyrgyzstan in the list of not free countries and placed in as the 148th in the list of 199 countries, included in the annual report on the level of press freedom in the world.
It's especially important that this event will be held in the Middle East as this is something that will help further the cause of press freedom and the improvement of standards in the region.
The statement noted that the confiscation of any newspaper after printing and the attempt to resume the prior censorship is considered one of the illegal actions that would impact the press freedom, calling on the newspapers to commit to the journalists charters of honor , taking into account the exceptional circumstances the country is experiencing and the external targeting that use double standards in the human rights.
June 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) -- The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Mashood Baderin, has vowed to include the situation of press freedom in the country in the report he will submit to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) next September.