First Amendment Advocacy Is Fading in Its Prominence
Clark, Mike, The Florida Times Union
The year 1999 was the "year of censor," reported The Media Institute, a group established to encourage freedom of speech, competition and excellence in journalism.
Legislators nationwide were filtering content for minors, restricting advertising and withholding information about potential hazards at chemical facilities. And law enforcement agencies seized journalists' photographs to help identify suspects.
"No longer is the First Amendment a bedrock principle to be defended against all onslaughts. Rather, the First Amendment has become a procedural hurdle to be overcome in pursuit of other social goals," the institute said in a book-length report.
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Publication information: Article title: First Amendment Advocacy Is Fading in Its Prominence. Contributors: Clark, Mike - Author. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: June 4, 2000. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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