a body of book publishers, news media, etc., not controlled or restricted by government censorship in political or ideological matters.
Words nearby free press
Origin of free press
First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for free press
The Taliban might agree with the demonization of free-press dissent, but all self-respecting Americans should kick back.
A country without lecture-halls, free-press, or political liberty of any sort, had to recur to art as the only refuge.Russia: Its People and Its Literature|Emilia Pardo Bazán