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ERIC Number: ED310387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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Constitutional Provisions on the Press: A World View.
Paraschos, Manny
A study examined the legal treatment of the press in constitutions or other basic legal institutional documents from around the world. Sixty-three constitutions or basic documents from the Western World, the Communist Bloc, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America were analyzed. Analysis revealed that most constitutions open with a freedom-guaranteeing clause and proceed (with great diversity in length, language, and priorities) to define the exceptions to that freedom. Findings suggest that it is not the length or the eloquence of the provision but the spirit behind its enforcement that measures a nation's dedication to the human right of freedom of expression. (Thirteen endnotes are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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