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English definition of “free press”

free press

noun [U]    
If a country has a free press , its newspapers , magazines , and television and radio stations are able to express any opinions they want , even if these criticize the government and other organizations : How can there be democratic elections without a free press ?The press and news reporting
(Definition of free press noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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