How ‘war on terror’ released a war on journalists

As the world marks the tenth anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11th, CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon writes a special opinion column for discussing its impact on press freedom both in the U.S., and worldwide. The advent of a global ‘war on terror’ and sweeping anti-terror legislation has steadily eroded press freedom, leading to a dramatic increase in the number of jailed journalists world wide.

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