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Hedges: NDAA is ‘chilling’ the practice of journalism

• http://www.rawstory.com, By Stephen C. Webster
 

Speaking about his lawsuit against the U.S. government over its claim that it may indefinitely imprison anyone it believes to be involved in terrorism, journalist Chris Hedges warned that the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is already having a “chilling” effect on the serious practice of journalism.

That’s because under the NDAA, anyone connected to al Qaeda or “associated forces” can be captured and spirited away without charge or trial — which Hedges said poses a problem for conflict zone journalists in the event that they attempt to do their job and communicate with individuals on both sides of the fighting.

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