The Committee to Protect Journalists, an international watchdog, blasted out the grim statistics to the world in a report last year: "In the Philippines, a country long plagued by deadly, antipress
violence, CPJ confirmed that three journalists were killed in reprisal for their work, and is investigating the motive in another six murders.
Jack was the right man for that difficult time, with the Nixon Administration pursuing an antipress
agenda," recalled Floyd McKay, NF '68, who wrote a 2004 journalism monograph on the early days of the committee.
Aside from the problem of enforcing such antipress
laws in a society in which the Internet is an increasingly dominant force and bloggers are rapidly replacing reputable reporters, Posner has the problem exactly backward.
Eventually, the Mugabe government passed a stringent antipress
law, the innocuously named Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act (AIPPA), which gave the government the power to close newspapers and to ban both foreign and Zimbabwean journalists from working in the country.
I interpreted it as antipress
, which shows how narrow-minded we in the press can be.
Not a single attack on a journalist has ever been solved or anybody held accountable for antipress
violence under the Menem-Duhalde government.
Within Antall's party, the Hungarian Democratic Forum, the cheerleader of antipress
sentiment was until recently a stubborn ex-writer named Istvan Csurka.
Otherwise, we end up in a situation where there are antipress
laws but no press freedoms?
Exiled journalist Wilf Mbanga spotted a loophole in Mugabe's stringent antipress
laws that allow the importation of newspapers printed outside the country.