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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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. It is the liberty of architecture.
Loud and long were the cheers, and mighty was the rustling of one of the blue flags, with 'Liberty of the Press' inscribed thereon, when the sandy head of Mr.
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?
The Wilkes quote that liberty of the press is birthright of a Briton, and is justly esteemed to be the firmest bulwark of the liberties of this country', is broadly interpreted today as being the birthright of each and every citizenhellip and of the community as a whole'.
'There shall be liberty of the Press. No person may be punished for any writing, whatever its contents, which he has caused to be printed or published, unless he willfully and manifestly has either himself shown or incited others to disobedience to the laws, contempt of religion, morality or the constitutional powers or resistance to their orders, or has made false and defamatory accusations against anyone.
For example Article 11 of the French Constitution states inter alia, that: 'Every citizen may, accordingly, speak, write and print with freedom, but shall be responsible for such abuses of this freedom as shall be defined by law.' The Norwegian Constitution, in Article 100, declares: 'There shall be liberty of the Press. No person may be punished for any writing, whatever its contents, which he has caused to be printed or published, unless he willfully and manifestly has either himself shown or incited others to disobedience to the laws, contempt of religion, morality or the constitutional powers or resistance to their orders, or has made false and defamatory accusations against anyone.
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."); MD.
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