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Freedom from the Press

William Miller, Annis‐May Timpson, and Michael Lessnoff

in Elitism, Populism, and European Politics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198280354
eISBN:
9780191599422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198280351.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The relationship between press freedom, individual liberty, and democracy is somewhat ambiguous. Bias, censorship, and sensational or intrusive reporting arouse special concern. A survey of broadly ... More


Basic Liberties and Global Justice

Gillian Brock

in Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199230938
eISBN:
9780191710957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230938.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

About 56% of the world's population does not currently enjoy adequate protection for their basic liberties. The chapter argues that various institutions play a central role in fortifying basic ... More


Freedom of Speech in the Media

ERIC BARENDT

in Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines different perspectives on the relationship of freedom of speech and freedom of the press, along with the concept of editorial freedom, arguably the central idea in any discrete ... More


Russia: Limping Along Towards American Democracy ?

Peter Rutland

in American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240975
eISBN:
9780191598999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240973.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Questions the extent to which post‐communist Russia has indeed become a democracy. It examines the problems of Russian democracy in different areas such as elections, separation of powers, judicial ... More


Democratic Constraint, the Democratic Peace, and Conflict Initiation

Matthew A. Baum and Philip B. K. Potter

in War and Democratic Constraint: How the Public Influences Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164984
eISBN:
9781400866472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164984.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines democratic constraint, democratic peace, and conflict initiation. It begins with a time-series, cross-sectional analysis of conflict initiation in all possible pairs of ... More


Extreme Speech and the Democratic Functions of the Mass Media

Jacob Rowbottom

in Extreme Speech and Democracy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199548781
eISBN:
9780191720673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548781.003.0032
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the democratic justification for media freedom. The approach taken towards the media in relation to extreme speech is distinguished from that taken towards the individual. The ... More


Hanseatic Journalism and Its Networks

Volker R. Berghahn

in Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179636
eISBN:
9780691185071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179636.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyzes the broader context of the three journalists' work in Hamburg as one of several media centers in West Germany. It also explores the question of press freedom during the Cold War ... More


Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken believed that the Constitution and Bill of Rights were sacred documents that set clear lines of demarcation that no government should trespass. “The two main ideas that run through all of my ... More


Freedom of Speech

Eric Barendt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This is a revised and updated edition of the work first published in 1985. There have been many developments since the first edition, including enactment of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in ... More


Journalists and Freedom of Expression in the Twentieth Century

Volker R. Berghahn

in Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179636
eISBN:
9780691185071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179636.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter briefly reviews the lives of the three journalists under discussion—Marion Countess Dönhoff, Paul Sethe, and Hans Zehrer—and places them within the context of German history ... More


Milton and Toleration

Sharon Achinstein and Elizabeth Sauer (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199295937
eISBN:
9780191712210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295937.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This book locates John Milton's works in national and international contexts, and applies a variety of approaches from literary to historical, philosophical, and postcolonial. Through this, it aims ... More


Freedom of Expression in the Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Centuries

Volker R. Berghahn

in Journalists between Hitler and Adenauer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179636
eISBN:
9780691185071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179636.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This concluding chapter recounts the struggles faced by the three journalists and places them within the wider scope of press freedom. It also considers the lessons which might be learned from their ... More


Freedom of Information: A Global Perspective

Sudhir Naib

in The Right to Information Act 2005: A Handbook

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198067474
eISBN:
9780199081226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198067474.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter summarizes the development, the growth, and the present trend in the freedom of information (FOI) movement and the general applicability of this doctrine within a global context. It ... More


The Initial Supreme Court Justices and Their Views on Freedoms of Press and Speech

Wendell Bird

in Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

Chapter 4 discusses the views of freedoms of press and speech of the first six justices of the US Supreme Court, before some reversed their positions during the battles over the Sedition Act of 1798, ... More


‘The Press Ought to be Open to All’ From the Liberty of Conscience to the Liberty of the Press

Eckhart Hellmuth

in Liberty, Property and Popular Politics: England and Scotland, 1688-1815. Essays in Honour of H. T. Dickinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405676
eISBN:
9781474418805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405676.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines a number of texts, dating from the turn of the seventeenth to the eighteenth centuries, that took a new look at the problem of the freedom of religion, the press, and opinion. ... More


The ‘Unvirtuous Atheist’

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0031
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on physician-philosopher, Julien Offray de La Mettrie, who was involved in a remarkable and prolonged controversy affecting the course of the Radical Enlightenment in the ... More


John Milton, Roger Williams, and Limits of Toleration

Thomas N. Corns

in Milton and Toleration

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199295937
eISBN:
9780191712210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199295937.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter begins with an account of the apparent contradictions between the high principles asserted in Areopagitica and the more circumscribed practical proposals it contains. It considers a ... More


How Has the Press Historically Made Its Freedom?

Mike Ananny

in Networked Press Freedom: Creating Infrastructures for a Public Right to Hear

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037747
eISBN:
9780262345828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037747.003.0003
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter argues that the press has never been a single, stable entity but instead has been an ever-changing product of a field of dynamic forces. The press is not a solitary entity that has ... More


Press and Speech Under Assault: The Early Supreme Court Justices, the Sedition Act of 1798, and the Campaign against Dissent

Wendell Bird

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190461621
eISBN:
9780190461980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190461621.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Political History

The early Supreme Court justices wrestled with how much free press and speech is protected by the First Amendment, and with whether the Sedition Act of 1798 violated freedoms of press and speech. ... More


The Origins of Investigative Journalism: The Emergence of China’s Watchdog Reporting / By Li-Fung Cho

David Bandurski, Martin Hala, and Ying Chan

in Investigative Journalism in China: Eight Cases in Chinese Watchdog Journalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091733
eISBN:
9789882207066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091733.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

China's media consumers are increasingly able to access news stories exposing government corruption and examining the social costs of the nation's market-based economic reforms. Some China observers ... More


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