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Freedom of the press
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1. Definition

While the constitutions of Germany and Switzerland protect freedom of opinion or thought and freedom of the press as distinct human rights, other lists of fundamental rights refer only to one or the other (as, for instance, freedom of the press in the constitution of Belgium, and freedom of thought i…

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Olechowski, Thomas, “Freedom of the press”, 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 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_025846>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180126

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