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COLUMBIA JOURNALISM SCHOOL STAFF STATES THAT WIKILEAKS PROSECUTION "WILL SET A DANGEROUS PRECEDENT"


By War Criminals Watch - Posted on 26 December 2010

By Jim Romenesko
From Poynter | Original Article

Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism faculty and officers tell President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder that “while we hold varying opinions of Wikileaks’ methods and decisions, we all believe that in publishing diplomatic cables Wikileaks is engaging in journalistic activity protected by the First Amendment” and that “as a historical matter, government overreaction to publication of leaked material in the press has always been more damaging to American democracy than the leaks themselves.”

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