“Journalists expressed concern that, rather than being treated as essential checks on government and partners in ensuring a healthy democratic debate, they may be viewed as suspect for doing their jobs. One prominent journalist summed up what many seemed to be feeling: ‘I don’t want the government to force me to act like a spy. I’m not a spy; I’m a journalist.’”
—Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union report, “With Liberty to Monitor All: How Large-Scale US Surveillance is Harming Journalism, Law, and American Democracy,” July 2014
• Editorial Comment: What, me worry?
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