Lessons for Freedom of the Press

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  • Canada's Free Press - … government press releases and the government was never criticized? Why is freedom of the press important? What can inhibit the freedom of the press? Why must freedom of the press be used with responsibility? Discuss the responses with the class. Provide students with the download sheet …
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  • First Amendment Rights - … the Constitution. What are the five rights and freedoms guaranteed by this amendment? List these rights and freedoms. 1. Freedom of Religion 2. Freedom of Speech 3. Freedom of the Press 4. Freedom of Assembly 5. Freedom to Petition Read the First Amendment. Keeping the First Amendment rights in mind, answer the
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  • Where Do Student Press Rights Start and Stop? - … all of the First Principles and are especially relevant to the following: The First Amendment affirms the freedom of the individual. Free expression is the foundation the cornerstone of democracy. The First Amendment tells the government to keep … on this site that Dianne Smith created. The First Amendment Handbook The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press provides a quick reference source that covers …
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  • 'Pressing' Issues in Zimbabwe - … of freedom of the press, the responsibility of news organizations, the difference between "rule of law" and "rule of man," and the notion of "freedoms" preserved for individuals in a society. 4. Investigate the … does the phrase "freedom of the press" mean? - Do boundaries or limitations exist regarding freedom of the press? If so, how does this affect one's definition of "freedom"? - Why is the press
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  • Freedom of the Press - … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. To demonstrate understanding of freedom of the press as enshrined within the
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  • Education for Freedom Lesson 1 - … to the Constitution. Just as it protects our freedom of religion (as discussed in the Wisconsin case) and our freedom of speech, the First Amendment offers other freedoms: freedom of the press, freedom to gather in groups and associate with others of our choosing (assembly), and the right to ask the
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  • Anonymous Sources - … justified in the name of uncovering a story? - What is meant by "the press is our watchdog"? - What is meant by "freedom of the press"? - Why is freedom of the press important in a democratic society? - How would our society be different if freedom of the press were not a protected right under the … and discuss the movie "All the President's Men," paying special attention to the role of anonymous sources and to issues freedom of the press and the integrity of journalists …
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  • The Muck Stops Here - … a leader? What does "freedom of the press" mean? What provides that right in the United States? Do you think freedom of the press is an important right? Why … freedom of the press? If necessary, familiarize students with the text of the First Amendment. Then tell them that a museum has opened that chronicles and celebrates the freedom of the press in the U.S …
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  • GED 2002 Teachers' Handbook - … : Which freedoms are covered by the 1st Amendment? Write the students’ answers on the board. Make sure that the freedom of the press is identified. Say: Does the press have the right to invade one’s privacy? Have the students discuss their viewpoints on the freedom of press. Make … freedom of the press. Follow-Up Lessons/Activities Say: The 1st Amendment is a very powerful statement of freedom of speech. However, freedom of speech also requires responsibility on behalf of the
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  • Free Press-fair Trial - … the authors of the Constitution were unaware of the potential conflicts between the right to an unbiased jury and the guarantee of freedom of the press. The unusually able lawyers who helped write the Constitution and later drafted the
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