Why a free, independent press is utterly essential

At its core, journalism is about exposing the truth and standing up to authority. Often, this can lead a newspaper to the High Court

26th August, 2018
Copies of The Sunday Business Post roll off the printers in the early 1990s

Earlier this month, more than 300 media outlets in the United States launched a campaign to counter US president Donald Trump’s attacks on the media and promote a free press. Anyone wanting to know why a free, independent press matters need not look beyond Ireland.

Last April, Independent News & Media (INM) confirmed to some of its employees and others that there was a risk their data had been “put at risk of unauthorised...

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