Homefront Confidential: How the War on Terrorism Affects Access to Information and the Public's Right to Know

Hagedorn, Sarah
March 2005
Nieman Reports;Spring2005, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p97
The article presents the report entitled Homefront Confidential: How the War on Terrorism Affects Access to Information and the Public's Right to Know, Fifth Edition, prepared by The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. Beginning with a 12-page Chronology of Events, the report contends that, years after the 9/11 emergency measures taken to ensure immediate safety and security, secrecy in the U.S. government is now the norm. The report lists the USA Patriot Act, new ground rules for embedded press, and subpoenaed journalists among the top threats to journalists.


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