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Overnight, and in advance of an election in 2018, the only reliable news source for citizens of the Muscogee Nation, the fourth largest Native American tribe, became state-censored media. Out of 574 federally recognized tribes, the Muscogee Nation was one of only five to establish a free and independent press, until the tribe’s legislative branch abruptly repealed the landmark Free Press Act in an attempt to muzzle the tribe’s hard-hitting news outlet. Defiant and foul-mouthed journalist Angel Ellis charges headfirst into a historic, and surprisingly funny, battle to restore her tribe’s press freedoms. An enthralling, edge-of-your-seat nail biter that unfurls with the energy and suspense of a political thriller, Bad Press is a timely and unprecedented documentary about a lone journalist fighting a corrupt system for her fellow citizens.
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