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Overcoming Early Government Censorship

Posted by: | September 15, 2010 | No Comment |

Benjamin Harris published the first American newspaper, “Publick Occurences“, in 1690. 14 years passed before America saw another newspaper published. Because Harris published the paper without a government license and and it contained “reflections of a very high order,” Harris’ newspaper was shut down after the first issue. The “Boston News-Letter” may have been the […]

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With a free press, all is safe.

Posted by: | November 5, 2009 | No Comment |

Journalism students must shake their heads in disbelief when they hear the Iranian government shut down its leading business paper ,or laugh in amazement when they hear the government of China blocked – of all things – a Twitter site dedicated to the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. The level of government suppression and control […]

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