Importance of the freedom of the Press [ungraded, 2001/2002]

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FRANÇAIS ENGLISH

L’importance de la liberté de la presse [sans marque, 2002]

Importance of the freedom of the press [ungraded, 2002]

La liberté de la presse est capitale. La censure est un danger dans la société, témoin la situation dans certains pays où les régimes répressifs sont au pouvoir. Dans toute société démocratique, il faut résister aux tentatives de museler la presse à tout prix. Celle-ci a le devoir de garantir la liberté de parole. La presse a une fonction informative et éducative mais risque parfois d’exercer une influence immodérée. Il existe bien des exemples de cas où la presse essaie de s’ingérer dans la vie privée des gens. Ceci est abominable et à éviter à tout moment. [^]

The freedom of the press is of major importance. Censorship is a danger to society, as demonstrated by the situation in certain countries where repressive Governments are in power. In all democratic societies, it is vital to resist efforts to gag the press, at any cost. The press has a duty to guarantee freedom of speech. The press has an informative and educational function, but runs the risk of sometimes exerting an inordinate influence. There are several examples of cases where the press is trying to interfere with people’s private lives. This is appalling, and to be avoided at all times. [^]

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34-year-old father of three wonderful children [William, Seth, and Alyssa]. Works as an Assistant Technical Officer in the Sterile Services Department of Treliske Hospital, Cornwall. Enjoys jogging, web design, being a bit of a geek, and supporting Arsenal FC. Obtained a BA degree in English from the University of Bolton in 2008, and has continued to gain qualifications in a diverse range of subjects thereafter.

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