Answer the following questions:
1 When is World Press Freedom Day?
b. May 3
c. December 5
d. every day
2 It is important for a journalist to keep their sources secret because ...
a. They should not give in to authority.
b. They have to have back-up for more stories.
c. Sources need to trust that they will remain anonymous.
d. Journalists shouldn't help the police catch criminals.
3 Why would El Diario's journalists avoid conversations on a mobile phone?
a. It's too expensive.
b. They want them to be recorded.
c. They think mobile phones cause cancer.
d. They worry someone may be listening.
4 Why can we place trust in newspapers' information?
a. because a printed record is kept which cannot be altered later
b. because they have such a lot of resources
c. because journalists always tell the truth
d. because the government approves what newspapers write
1 What would life be like without a free press? Think about those countries in which the press is free and those in which it is not.
2 Apart from the harassment of journalists, how else can the media be silenced?
3 Scan the newspaper for instances of the media defending citizens' rights.
1 Journalists should not be ... by authorities in power. They should carry out their work without fear or favour.
2 A revolt against authority is an act of ... and may carry a prison sentence.
3 Mum thought only one ... of cookies would be sufficient, but she didn't count on my friends coming over.
4 It is always best to have a ... decide the outcome of a heated dispute.
Reading comprehension: 1. b, 2. c, 3. d, 4. a
Vocabulary: 1 intimidated, 2 insurrection, 3. batch, 4. neutral party