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Saturday, July 12, 2014
Freedom of the press: Praise admirable, guarantees preferred

Sometimes, we take these simple words for granted: "Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." But the freedoms guaranteed in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution are hardly enjoyed around the world.

In 2013, the second-worst year tracked by the Committee to Protect Journalists, 211 journalists were thrown in jail worldwide, and...

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