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B Public becomes aware of the shortcomings
D Creates a space for open minded discussions
Freedom of the press is important for the press to publish unbiased news. They must have the freedom to publish the wrong doings of the government. Criticism is an integral part of the public opinion, and the public has every right to be informed about the truth. For an open and critical discussion about society, government or any other matter, freedom of the press is a must.