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19.

Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.


PLAIN LANGUAGE VERSION:
You have the right to think what you want, to say what you like, and nobody should forbid you from doing so. You should be able to share your ideas also—with people from any other country.

Illustrated version

NOTES:
This covers the press, but it also covers the way you express yourself. Whether on TV or radio, in books or the internet, you should not be censored, should have access to information and should be able to share your ideas and opinions with others.
QUESTIONS AND ACTIVITIES


Obtain as many different local and national newspapers you can find on a given day. In class, choose a local news story that is covered in all or most of them. Read through them all. Do each of the newspapers have a different perspective or do they present the story in more or less the same way? Why do you think that is? Now pick an international news story and answer the same questions.
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