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Sunlight disinfects, but beware of the shade!

Having a free and active media is recognized as essential for political accountability. By providing information, mass media can help voters make better decisions and hold politicians accountable.

Often, journalists also help uncover corruption scandals and undue influence of special interests groups. A famous example from US history is the Progressive Era, when many argue that an active, informative press reduced corruption and mobilized the population against the power and abuses of the robber barons...

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