Liberty of the press

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Liberty of the press freedom to print and publish without official supervision.
    • Liberty of the press the free right of publishing books, pamphlets, or papers, without previous restraint or censorship, subject only to punishment for libelous, seditious, or morally pernicious matters.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Liberty of the press liberty to print and publish without previous permission from government
    • Liberty of the press the right of publishing books, &c., without submitting them to a government authority for permission
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Quotations

  • Junius
    Junius
    “The liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all the civil, political and religious rights of an Englishman.”

Usage

In literature:

Liberty of the Press.
"Journal of a Voyage to Brazil" by Maria Graham
Liberty of the Press.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
How they view the liberty of the press.
"The Origins of Contemporary France, Complete Linked Table of Contents to the Six Volumes" by Hippolyte A. Taine
While the opposition could avail, he resisted the liberty of the press, trial by jury, and open discussion of legislative measures.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
It seemed to some extent, to have secured the liberty of the press.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
Liberty of the press.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
For a while the liberty of the Press seemed justified.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
All liberty of the press, all liberty of public meeting or discussion, were absolutely destroyed.
"The Map of Life" by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
There was little liberty of opinion or of the press in those days.
"True to His Home" by Hezekiah Butterworth
Two were designed to curb still further the liberty of the press.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
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In poetry:

Old Mrs Carrister was every inch a lady in her way,
Because she never pressed any of the miners that weren't able to pay
For the liberty of working the gold-field,
Which was thirty pounds per week for whatever it might yield.
"Jenny Carrister, The Heroine of Lucknow-Mine" by William Topaz McGonagall
Since, then, through pulpit, or through press,
To prove your freedom ye 're not able,
Go,—like the Sun of Righteousness,
By wise men honored,—to a stable!
Bend there to Liberty your knee!
Say there that God made all men free!
"The Tocsin" by John Pierpont

In news:

Nyier Abdou/The Star-Ledger Khalia Fitchette, 17, of Newark (center), speaks during a press conference at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey offices in Newark.
A Q & A with Eva Simon of the Hungarian Civil Liberties Union on press freedom.
Associated press file Penn State first-year head coach Bill O'Brien is a finalist for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award.
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