Freedom of the press

Let's talk about the freedom of the press. Like an individual's right to free speech, the press has a right, and arguably responsibility, to tell the public what the government is doing. But of course there are some complications in doing so, like if that information will compromise national security or wrongfully discredit an individual. When considering Edward Snowden's NSA disclosures or Julian Assange's Wikileaks, it's just as important as ever to understand the role of the press in informing the public as well as our role as citizens in staying informed.
SOURCE: Freedom of the Press: Crash Course Government and Politics #26. CrashCourse. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCX6b17PVsYBQ0ip5gyeme-Q. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vtpd0EbaFoQ.

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