First Amendment (USA)

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution symbolizes and signifies the freedom of speech. It gives journalists the power to embark on their mission to provide the public with the information and news that they need. Along with freedom of speech, the first amendment protects freedom of religion, petition and assembly, and the freedom of association.

In the First Amendment, it also allows for the freedom of the press that excludes the government from preventing the distribution of news or opinions of journalists. This clause allows writers to express themselves fully without fear of government officials interfering or prosecuting them for their work.

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