Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics

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| Editors: Henk ten Have

Freedom of Press

  • Mark Cenite
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05544-2_203-1


This article covers press freedom, which is a subset of freedom of expression more generally, and rationales for restricting or allowing press freedom in different forms of government. Debates about approaches to regulating certain kinds of controversial expression are discussed.


Democracy Freedom of expression Human rights Journalism ethics 
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Further Readings

  1. Greenawalt, K. (1989). Free speech justifications. Columbia Law Review, 89, 119–155.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information, Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore