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United States Republic Constitution 1789:
Amendment – 1: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
United Nations – Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948:
Article 19 – Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
United Nations – Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People 2007 (Signed by President Barack Obama in 2010):
Article 16 – Sections 1 & 2:
1. Indigenous peoples have the right to establish their own media in their own languages and to have access to all forms of non-indigenous media without discrimination.
2. States shall take effective measures to ensure that State-owned media duly reflect indigenous cultural diversity. States, without prejudice to ensuring full freedom of expression, should encourage privately owned media to adequately reflect indigenous cultural diversity.
Articles – 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9 & 37 sections 1 & 2