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Revolution creates freer press

Posted by: | September 23, 2014 | No Comment |

Prior to the Revolution in 1789, press in France was heavily controlled. Reporters/writers who ignored these regulations and published seditious or defamatory material were quickly subject to consequences, increasing from public flogging on the first offense to the death penalty for any following. Jack Richard Censer discusses these conditions in his book Press and Politics […]

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The French Revolution sparked a change in the French media. During this time period, free press was established, and newspapers had the privilege of sharing their personal opinions without prior approval from the King. By 1790, the amount of newspapers in France had increased dramatically. Many newspapers, such as L’ami du Peuple, were partisan-based, and […]

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