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Access to Journalism Is a Human Right

Corporate overlords and repressive governments want to control the Internet.

But information belongs to us.

  • Maria Bustillos
  • The Nation

In 1974, when the Irish statesman and humanitarian Seán MacBride was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he delivered an acceptance speech emphasizing the urgent need for nuclear disarmament.

But at a key moment, MacBride turned to the growing role of mass media in world affairs.

The media’s exploding reach and speed, he asserted, could grant “a much greater degree of influence to public opinion in the world than it has ever had.”

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