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Freedom of the Press

First amendment to the U.S. constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievences."

Freedom of the press is a civil right that Americans have had since the establishment of the country. But because of issues such as papparazi and Princess Diana, and the case of the censorship of a controversial suburb high school article, some politicians are opting the easy way out and trying to establish laws against the press.

OUR FREEDOMS MUST BE MAINTAINED AND IT SHOULD BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL JOURNALISTS TO BE AWARE OF THE ISSUES AND DEFEND OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES.

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