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It was Justice Hugo Black who said, โ€œIn the First Amendment, the Founding Fathers gave the free press the protection it must have to fulfill its essential role in our democracy. The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.โ€ #WorldPressFreedomDay #WPFD2019
George Mason said: โ€œThe freedom of the press is one of the greatest bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic governments.โ€ #WorldPressFreedomDay
Senator John McCain said: โ€œThatโ€™s how dictators get started. When you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press.โ€ #WorldPressFreedomDay
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