Debbie Nathan tenker høyt om barneporno
Debbie Nathan skrev i fjor sommer i sin blogg om at hun mente journalister burde ha rettslig immunitet til å oppsøke og undersøke barneporno som en del av sitt arbeide. Hun har i mine øyne svært mange gode poeng, bl.a:
I'm worried that the government has declared an entire field of law enforcement and public policy off-limits from empirical critique by academia and the fourth estate. I want a process that allows non-governmental investigators and journos to be vetted and qualified as child-porn researchers. I'm not sure who would do the vetting or what the criteria would be. Neither is Penn State's Jenkins. Still, says Jenkins, if front-line research and reporting remains prohibited, “if there's no garbage filter, no independent means for checking, verifying or criticizing the government, that's very worrisome. As an analogy, just imagine if every word we knew about terrorism came from the FBI or the White House.”
Jeg tør ikke tenke på det en gang. Når vi vet hvordan Bush og co har fort…
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