Freedom of the press through various media, especially published materials is a global right that should be exercised freely.
The American news media referred to as The press in the first amendment was designed to serve the governed, not the governors.The freedom of the press is critical to a democracy in which the government is accountable to the people. A free news media functions as a watchdog that can investigate and report on government and civic wrongdoing.
A strong democracy encourages a free press one that keeps the public informed, enables a diversity of voices, and holds leaders accountable. There’s so much news around us on the internet, television, radio and in newspapers that it is easy to forget what an important role journalists perform.
The pen is mightier than the sword philosophy is under attack in American and elsewhere. The latest survey conducted by The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the Newhouse School at Syracuse University, which focuses on the #USA includes alarming statistics. 2021 Newsrooms by the Numbers: Data From a Dangerous Year in Journalism https://www.rtdna.org/article/2021_newsrooms_by_numbers#.YXXoBfS_xz0.tw…
CPJ releases 2021 Global Impunity Index - Committee to Protect Journalists