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    Tuesday
    Dec072010

    Speechless

    The USA is to host World Press Freedom Day.

    That'll be Press as in "Let's see if we can find some law to prosecute the New York Times", I imagine; that'll be Freedom as in:



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    From the press release:

    New media has empowered citizens around the world to report on their circumstances, express opinions on world events, and exchange information in environments sometimes hostile to such exercises of individuals' right to freedom of expression. At the same time, we are concerned about the determination of some governments to censor and silence individuals, and to restrict the free flow of information.

    Proudly sponsored by Amazon, Visa, MasterCard and PayPal er, some chap with a Foundation.

    So who said Americans had no sense of irony?

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