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In Trump's era, The Post is a powerful reminder of why free press is an absolute necessity

Despite the odds, the media has continued to play the role of an able watchdog.

The new film from the celebrated American filmmaker Steven Spielberg, The Post takes us back to the early 1970s when the journalists from The New York Times and The Washington Post shook the world by publishing the classified Pentagon Papers, exposing the lies of the Richard Nixon-led US government regarding the country’s prolonged involvement in the Vietnam War.

has already been chosen by the National Board of Review as the best film of 2017. It has been praised particularly for its immaculate period detail and its critique of the functioning of the Nixon administration. as Spielberg’s response to Donald Trump’s presidency and how it bears resemblance to Nixon’s.

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