n Communicatio : South African Journal of Communication Theory and Research - The price of freedom : professional capability : media studies : conference paper

Volume 30, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0250-0167



Extracted from text ... COMMUNICATIO Volume 30(1) 2004 pp. 15?25 Copyright: Unisa Press The price of freedom: professional capability Frank Morgan* Freedom of the press and other media is widely claimed and more or less widely practised, worldwide.1 It relies on claims to the supposedly universal human rights of freedom of expression and freedom of access to information2 and a belief that media freedom is fundamental to political and social freedom.3 It is enshrined in an increasing number of national constitutions.4 Yet, it is not itself free. It comes at a price. And for many people in the world, it is increasingly elusive ..

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