THE LEGAL PROBLEMATIZING OF JOURNALISM
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This chapter investigates how the social and political function of journalism is problematized by the operation of the legal systems in the UK and USA. The focus is first on a practice in Britain to construct a legal jeopardy for journalists and journalism that arguably damages the public interest. Next we consider how governments and judiciary harass the journalistic function of protection of sources and make the problem or issue one of stark and unpleasant choices for media communicators.