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It was Justice Hugo Black who said, “In 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.” #WorldPressFreedomDay #WPFD2019
George Mason said: “The freedom of the press is one of the greatest bulwarks of liberty, and can never be restrained but by despotic governments.” #WorldPressFreedomDay
Senator John McCain said: “That’s how dictators get started. When you look at history, the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press.” #WorldPressFreedomDay
Nelson Mandela said: “A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy.” #WorldPressFreedomDay
President Obama said: “We have to uphold a free press and freedom of speech – because, in the end, lies and misinformation are no match for the truth.” #WorldPressFreedomDay
Justice Potter Stewart wrote: “For, without an informed and free press, there cannot be an enlightened people.” #WorldPressFreedomDay
Our President should follow such examples, rather than attacking, vilifying and undermining the free press for doing their jobs. Our leaders, and all of us, should defend those who provide a voice for the people. #WorldPressFreedomDay
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