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First Amendment column: Arresting journalists at work a double negative

7:08 PM, Jun. 25, 2013
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Government surveillance of news media operations ranging from The Associated Press to Fox News has made national headlines for more than month now.

But there's an ongoing government-press conflict that also is important in its effect on journalists' ability to gather news and report to the rest of us, and to the proper role of a free press under the First Amendment.

Journalists - reporters and photographers - are being arrested while reporting on public demonstrations or police activity on matters of public interest. In a latest example, Charlotte Observer religion reporter Tim Funk was ...

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