Why a free, independent press is utterly essential

Why a free, independent press is utterly essential
Copies of The Sunday Business Post roll off the printers in the early 1990s

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

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.

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