Freedom of the press, free speech and the right to assemble serve as the very foundation of democracies around the world. Our nation’s First Amendment, which embodies these Constitutional rights, must be protected if democracy is to flourish. These freedoms have been challenged and met many times in our history – and the nation has become stronger as a result.
Today’s “war on the media” is the latest challenge spawning debates over the impact on our society.
This week, we’ll explore modern-day challenges to the First Amendment from those working so diligently to defend it to those impacted by it.