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On World Press Freedom Day, 10 Reasons Why Press Freedom Matters

On World Press Freedom Day, 10 Reasons Why Press Freedom Matters

Christian Christensen

Today is World Freedom Press Day and it's as good a day as any to be very clear about why this issue remains crucial. Here are ten key reasons:

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Odd there is no mention of Julian Assange.

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Uh, world press freedom day, why press matters and not a
word in support of Julian Assange!

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Yes, where is JULIAN ASSANGE in this writing? It seems that the number ONE reason and clear example for why for the NEED is left out— temporary leaders and major media would find it upsetting to inconvenience another nation or their own citizens with actual facts.
The Bully in the room is America, and those other nations will fall into line because, because----they are afraid of seeking and speaking TRUTH.
I suppose that’s why we have Twitter -In-Chief------- who sends our lies, mistruths, anger and hate----the natives of every nation feel a power to scream and yell and threaten others. It’s a quick satisfaction for when their own lives are going so badly—but it’s no way to live. : (.

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Indeed. Nothing speaks to the status of journalism in our era as the Assange case. The way he has been treated for one decade by the governments of the world, lead by the US, and by the self described (comical) media. We don’t need articles about why we need the media, we need articles that dissect our so called media. Articles that make comparisons between the CNN’s of the world and the Pravda’s of the world. Which Assange has risked his life to showcase.