Posts Tagged ‘free press’

Quote of the day, May 3

May 3, 2015

Windhoek Declaration

“Consistent with Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human RIghts, the establishment, maintenance and fostering of an independent, pluralistic and free press is essential to the development and main tenant of democracy in a nation, and for economic development.”

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Quote of the day, Dec. 15

December 15, 2014

First Amendment to U.S. Constitution (ratified Dec. 15, 1791)

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the 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 grievances.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 24

November 24, 2012

Roger Kahn, on the press

“Newspapers blew on dirty floors. Littering is an ancillary function of the free press.”

 

Quote of the Day, Oct. 16

October 15, 2011

Lord Hunt, on freedom of the press

“Throughout my political life I have fought for freedom of expression; and a free press is the distinctive and indispensable hallmark of any truly free, civilised society. (more…)

Quote of the day, July 24

July 24, 2011

Adlai E. Stevenson, on freedom of the press

“The free press is the mother of all our liberties and of our progress under liberty.”

Quote of the day, April 29

April 29, 2011

James A. Garfield, on freedom of the press

“Not for its own sake alone, but for the sake of society and good government, the press should be free. Publicity is the strong bond which unites the people and their government. (more…)

Quote of the day, April 26

April 25, 2011

Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus, on freedom of the press (2008)

“Without a free press, we cannot be a free people.”

Quote of the day, Nov. 22

November 22, 2010

Mark S. Fowler, on freedom of the press

“There are very few friends of a free press in the world. Year by year those countries which enjoy a free press grow fewer in number. (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 23

October 23, 2010

Felix Frankfurter, on the relationship between a free press and a free society

“Without a free press there can be no free society … (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 19

October 19, 2010

Albert Camus, on a free press (1960)

“A free press can of course be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom it will never be anything but bad…. (more…)