Press Freedoms: A Descriptive Calendar of Concepts, Interpretations, Events, and Court Actions, from 4000 BC to the Present

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Greenwood Press, 1987 - Political Science - 430 pages

This interesting and unusual work examines the events, concepts, and interpretations that led to the emergence of the idea of freedom of the press in the United States and to the recognition of the concept of a free press in more than one hundred other countries. The calendar extends from the year 4000 BC to the present and chronicles the historical progress of freedom of the press, involving thousands of persons and thousands of publishing and media efforts, including newspapers, books, pamphlets, radio, television, and motion pictures. This in-depth study reports and examines the many events and circumstances which had considerable impact on creating freedom of the press, explores the subject in practical terms, and shows the idea of a free press as an ever-evolving and developing concept.

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Contents

The Challenge to Understand
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From Prehistory to the Age of Printing 500000
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Legacy of England 9 through 1499
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Copyright

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LOUIS EDWARD INGELHART is Professor Emeritus of Journalism at Ball State University, Indiana.

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