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Do not expect the task of establishing a democratic media dispensation ever to be complete. Like democracy itself, it is work in progress. As such, it needs constant vigilance and constant defending. Be prepared to do that whenever the need arises and to keep civil society on your side.
It is in the nature of those in power anywhere in the world to seek ways of guarding against uncomfortable professional curiosity of the media. It is up to the citizens not to allow them to get away with it, because they have the right to know.
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