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UK government attacks press freedom everywhere
Dec 5th, 2013 by Warren Swil

Public lynching of

Guardian editor

an ominous sign

Edward Snowden provided much of the material to The Guardian, for which it was attacked Tuesday in the British Parliament.

THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT struck a blow against press freedom everywhere on Tuesday with its public inquisition of the editor of The Guardian newspaper.
Alan Rusbridger was hauled before parliament because his paper has fearlessly published information of vital public interest that embarrassed the government of David Cameron.
If this could happen in the cradle of western democracy, with the entire world watching, embarrassed politicians everywhere will feel they can do the same thing with impunity.
It’s a horrendous example, though the courage on display in The Guardian’s response is one that might serve as a lesson to the public about the value of exposing government wrongdoing through investigative reporting.


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