Freedom of speech under siege

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Thanks to my colleague, Tim Riley, for sharing this fascinating story.  It is troubling in its own right.  Its backdrop?  Weakened media companies worldwide. Governments, such as our own, that are increasingly classifying documents to keep them from the public and press. An Italian prime minister and media mogul who sues the country’s second-largest newspaper simply for posting a list of questions that Silvio Berlusconi has refused to answer.

Here are other links about Trafigura, again, thanks to Professor Riley.

Guardian newspaper recap
Associated Press story


About jerrylanson

I teach, write, coach and sing, though you're not required to listen to the latter. I'm a journalism professor at Emerson College in Boston. My third book, "Writing for Others, Writing for Ourselves," was published in November by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing. You can read a sample chapter at My passions are politics (generally liberal in outlook), music, mountains, golden retrievers and my grandchildren, though not in that order. Please stop by and mix it up with me. I always answer those who post.
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