Recovering the honour of the press

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These times of democratic crisis offer a new lease of life to old promises. Notably those contained in the programme of the national council of the French Resistance movement (CNR), established in March 1944. Under a chapter entitled ‘The establishment of the largest democracy’, it demanded not only the guarantee of freedom of the press but also the respect of “its honour”, namely its “independence regarding the State [and] the power of capital”.