Don’t stop the press!
Once upon a time, it was forbidden to criticize the king. All information was kept close to the king, in his inner chambers, far, far away from the people he ruled.
Why? Because knowledge is power. And the king didn’t want the people to have power. He certainly didn’t want them to criticize the way he ran things.
Enter the concepts of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. Most people think these started in America. But another country actually codified freedom of the press in its constitution before the U.S. did. Find out which country, and explore why this matters more than ever in today’s age of information overload.
Learn about the power of a free press to keep citizens informed and government in check.
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