Democracy needs a free press

In a time when journalists have been widely replaced or morphed into on air personalities and ‘news’ outlets are owned by big business, free press is a scarce commodity. Thankfully the internet affords some independent coverage that would not otherwise be available. There is a reason that freedom of the press is listed as a fundamental right in both the US Constitution and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We, the people, need ethical journalism now more than ever, if we have any hope of living in a democracy.

In an exclusive interview, Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman says she’s turning herself to North Dakota authorities to defend the right of journalists to challenge power. Here is a direct video link.

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