The U.K., for example, is an open democracy by almost any measure, but its newspapers still labor under a strict set of libel laws, placing the burden of proof on the press to show it has not defamed someone. Apart from that, the press is extremely free. Implement the exact same system in China — where the government maintains tight control over the media — and there would be huzzahs at the new openness. Implement it in the U.S. and there would be howls.
also huz·za (hə-zä')
Used to express joy, encouragement, or triumph.
- A shout of "huzzah."
- A cheer.
[Perhaps variant of Middle English hisse, heave!. See hoist.]