AP CEO: Forcing citizens to decide between a free press and security is a 'false choice'

  • by: COLLEEN SLEVIN , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 19, 2013 - 10:25 PM

DENVER — Governments that try to force citizens to decide between a free press and national security create a "false choice" that weakens democracy, and journalists must fight increasing government overreach that has had a chilling effect on efforts to hold leaders accountable, the president and CEO of The Associated Press said Saturday.

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