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Freedom journalism
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Freedom journalism is recognized to have been a significant component of political journalism in the early modern period. It consisted of texts that focused on concepts of freedom to motivate its readers to behave in a certain way. These texts encouraged a social group - usually a large one and generally a nation (Nation, nationalism) - to achieve or preserve common freedom against their enemies. Freedom journalism is the mobilization of the idea of freedom, so important throughout history, via the media.

Freedom journalism should be considered in the context of the histo…

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Snigula, Christopher, “Freedom journalism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_019430>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126



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