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The Freedom Series

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What is Freedom of the Press?

Per Wikipedia,

In the Thirteen Colonies before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the media was subject to a series of regulations. British authorities attempted to prohibit the publication and circulation of information of which they did not approve.

The First Amendment permits information, ideas and opinions without interference, constraint or prosecution by the government.[1][2] It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.

Current affairs: President Trump vs the media

The media has a lot to say on this subject.


Advocacy groups, think tanks, and researchers also have opinions.


And President Trump himself has opinions that can be parsed through his speeches and comments.

I want to take action to preserve the freedom of the press!

If freedom of the press is a First Amendment right you want to fight for, here are some options:

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