Free press

Freedom: From dream to reality, facing a tough path

Freedom certainly is the stuff of life for a democracy. For each of us living in the United States, it means freedom “from” — from fear, from harassment, imprisonment or worse, simply for holding unpopular views.
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A free press in ‘time of war’ — or at home — is not the enemy

A new Department of Defense “Law of War” manual distributed in June opens the door for U.S. military commanders — and, ominously, for repressive regimes around the world — to deem reporters who operate outside of official channels and who resist censorship as “unprivileged belligerents.”
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