Nelson Mandela Quote

A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the economic strength to stand up to the blandishments of government officials. It must have sufficient independence from vested interests to be bold and inquiring without fear or favour. It must enjoy the protection of the constitution, so that it can protect our rights as citizens.


Nelson Mandela on freedom of expression, At the international press institute congress (14 February 1994). Source: From Nelson Mandela By Himself: The Authorised Book of Quotations © 2010 by Nelson R. Mandela and The Nelson Mandela Foundation

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A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the...

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A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the...

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A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the...

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A critical, independent and investigative press is the lifeblood of any democracy. The press must be free from state interference. It must have the...