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A genuinely free press?

Volume 6, Issue 1

December, 1999

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Ward, Ian. (2000). A genuinely free press? Pacific Media Centre, 6(1): 112-120.
Author(s): Ian Ward
Publication date: 
January, 2000

Journalists need look again at the conventions and practices which conceal their reliance on information subsides from their audiences. A genuinely free and open press can only exist where readers can recognise where the hand of the government has helped in writing the news they read and watch.