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Joseph Howe: The Tribune of Nova Scotia

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The printed word was his weapon, the courtroom his duelling ground. On March 1st, 1834, when Joseph Howe, editor of the Nova Scotian and champion of the reform, stood before a court on a charge of seditious libel, no lawyer dared defend him. So he defended himself and won a victory for freedom of the press.

1961, 28 min 15 s