Since the 1960s, the Freedom of Information Act has kept Americans in the know about what their government is doing.
Freedom of speech also means free access to information. Banned Books Week raises awareness about censorship.
September 15 is the International Day of Democracy, a day to honor the values of freedom, respect for human rights, and free and transparent elections.
In the U.S., many journalists gain career experience while they are students, by reporting news for their schools' newspapers, radio stations or websites.
Can a school activity prepare you to be a reporter? ShareAmerica asked a former editor at Princeton University's daily paper what she learned.
Join us on May 3 for an interactive webchat with a panel of experts to discuss the importance of media freedom and its role in a democratic society.
Aiming for a news model based on the local communities of developing countries, the Global Press Institute trains women to be working journalists.
Get tips from award-winning news anchor Richard Lui to see if you have what it takes to be a broadcast journalist.
Political prisoners who are unjustly detained have lost their freedoms and been removed from their loved ones' lives too. Sometimes for years.