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Yet Another Blow to Free Speech

Posted August 11, 2011 | 01:28:18 PM (EST)

Academic discourse is mostly known for being either one of two things -- dry as toast or stinging as nettles -- all in the interest of testing, scrutinizing, and assessing scholarly claims. Outbreaks of politeness are rare. Why, then, should academics expect to be able to recover damages for unfavourable...

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Why a Free Press Need Not Push Ethics to the Edge

Posted July 21, 2011 | 12:59:53 PM (EST)

In a revealing exchange with Rupert Murdoch before the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee of the House of Commons, MP Tom Watson asked: Mr Murdoch, why was no one fired in April [2010], when News International finally admitted that News of the World had been engaged in...

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