Liberty of the press

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freedom to print and publish without official supervision.
the free right of publishing books, pamphlets, or papers, without previous restraint or censorship, subject only to punishment for libelous, seditious, or morally pernicious matters.

See also: Liberty, Press

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To prevent therefore, for the future, such intemperate abuses of leisure, of letters, and of the liberty of the press, especially as the world seems at present to be more than usually threatened with them, I shall here venture to mention some qualifications, every one of which are in a pretty high degree necessary to this order of historians.
There exists at that epoch, for thought written in stone, a privilege exactly comparable to our present liberty of the press.
I ask myself how they can possibly get along without two Chambers, without the liberty of the press, without reports, without circulars even, without an army of clerks?
Everyone agreed, for instance, that the liberty of the press encompassed
Ahead of the second round of presidential polls in 2014, the two candidates -- now president and chief executive -- had signed an agreement to strengthen media rights and respect liberty of the press.
Caid Essebsi pointed out on the occasion, the importance of "the media role in the current stage and the State's support to the sector," affirming that in his capacity as President of the Republic he is "the guarantor of liberties, on top of them the liberty of the press and expression.
XVI ("The liberty of the press is essential to the security of freedom in a state: it ought not, therefore, to be restrained in this Commonwealth.
Without liberty of the press, the Continental Congress declared in 1774, "a people cannot be free and happy.
Plain style in Paradise Lost, associated inevitably with the character of The Father, is employed to indicate a transcendent truth; Areopagitica in turn asserts the right to freely publish this truth, although it does so under the guise, as Mohamed argues, of a more widespread liberty of the press, a liberty it does not, in the end, endorse.
titled Of the Use, Abuse, and Liberty of the Press, one of the great
He highlights the notions that the journalist has two types of responsibility: to the liberty of the press and to a sense of social responsibility.
It is not a violation of the liberty of the press or of the
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