Don't Arrest the Press!

Along with an informed electorate, a free and independent press is one of the three pillars of a democratic society. But increasingly, we see government and law enforcement agencies adopting

* independent journalists risk arrest when covering political protests
* journalists are threatened with imprisonment for refusing to name anonymous sources

Every time a journalist is arrested while doing his or her job, how many more journalists become scared to do their jobs?





The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey