Workshop 5 produced a description of free press giving clear criteria. The tree is a way to make clear what a free press should be like. The idea is to write positive characteristics in the green branches of the tree, and to write the opposite thereof in the red branches. The criteria beneath the tree can serve as positive characteristics.


Both sides of an item

Independance (Government, Church, Ideologies, Cultural, Business)

Free from biases / Objective

Space for own opinion (made clear)

No limits on free speech

Without sanctions / pressure

Good sources of information (Access to, Accessability)

Non dicriminatory

Responsability of the writings

Accuracy (Facts, Evidence)