Thursday, September 30, 2004

The freedom to edit

IHT: The freedom to edit

From the International Herald Tribune.

As the article says: "No matter how the Treasury's ruling is framed, denying editorial cooperation of this kind deprives Americans as much as it does the sanctioned countries. The United States should be doing everything it can to encourage freedom of information. Most of the countries under trade sanctions enjoy extremely limited freedoms. One of the most effective things America can do when it comes to spreading its principles is to offer the exercise of real intellectual freedom to authors from sanctioned countries."

There isn't much that could be added here.