1976 May 9

World Press Freedom Committee Formed


The World Press Freedom Committee represents 37 organizations from around the world on the issue of freedom of the press. In 1987, it published a 10-point Charter for a Free Press (see below). See also World Press Freedom Day, proclaimed on May 3, 1993.

In the U.S. the first Supreme Court decision affirming freedom of the press under the First Amendment was Near v. Minnesota on June 1, 1931. Learn more about Jay Near’s “offensive” publication here.

Read the Charter for a Free Press: http://www.wp fc.org/index.php?q=node/34

Learn more about freedom of the press: http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/category/press

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