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    1. Freedom of the Press

    3. Justice Cannot Survive Behind Walls of Silence The first amendment protects the press against government censorship. Included in this is radio, newspapers, magazines, books, television, and film.

    4. Responsibility of the Press The Press acts independently from the government but still holds the government accountable. Explain how?

    5. Prior Restraint This is the prohibition of a publication before they go to press or on air due to.. Publication would cause certain, serious, and irreparable harm. No lesser means would prevent harm. Prior restraint would be effective in avoiding harm

    6. Access to Information The Freedom of Information Act of 1966 said that the press is allowed access to federal agencies information unless is has a. Special Excemption What would classify as Special Exemption?

    7. Special Exemptions Include Information pertaining to National Security or Foreign Policy. Personnel or Medical Files. Trade Secrets. Investigatory Records (CIA/FBI) Basically None of the Cool Stuff ?

    8. Shield Laws Shield Laws allow Journalists to report a story and not disclose their source. This would be Confidential Information. Shield Laws do not always protect the Journalist if other Constitutional Rights are being impacted by the information reported.