Media Face War, Terrorism Secrecy Bills
War and terrorism have dominated news media concerns in the first session of the 108th Congress. Plenty of legislators still believe that communities should not learn about the risks businesses and industry pose to their communities because terrorists who could exploit the risks might also learn about them. The USA PATRIOT Act, which troubled journalists and civil libertarians during the last congress, may have a troubling successor in this session. And a bill seeks open tribunals for persons suspected of terrorist ties.
Freedom of Information measures
Several senators have targeted secrecy provisions in the Homeland security Act enacted in late 2002. It criminalizes the …
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Publication information: Article title: Media Face War, Terrorism Secrecy Bills. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: News Media and the Law. Volume: 27. Issue: 2 Publication date: Spring 2003. Page number: 37. © Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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