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Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff is a Senior Director at the German Marshall Fund of the United States, a transatlantic public policy and grant-making foundation. He overseas the fund's policy programs. He was previously the Washington bureau chief of the German newsweekly, Die Zeit. Close.

Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff

Germany

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All Comments (4)

AgentG:

At the risk of appearing naive, I would respectfully disagree with the assertion that we need any state secrets whatsoever.

It does not appear that secret information has really protected us. Instead a culture of openness and full transparency in all government activites would provide more security for the public.

This is an extension of the 'national security' reasoning that modularizes survival on the national scale, often without constitutional basis. What we also produce is an elevated, unrealistic perception of threats, that engenders fear and neurotic ambitions for safety.

Instead, we should concentrate our efforts in understanding that all peoples have overwhelmingly common interests and are genuinely interested in the same results that we are. IMHO, nations need to fight insularity and xenophobia more that threats from our 'enemies'.

ChrisArlingtonVA:

A federal shield law would create a right for journalists that other individuals do not have, a possible violation of the 14th amendment. If a (non-journalist) citizen was under threat of prosecution, could he create a blog and escape prosecution by claiming that bloggers are journalists?

I believe that a federal shield law is unwise.

Ali Ettefagh:

Well said.

Accommodating:

If you are open-minded and are interested to explore an alternative view of how the U.S mass media is covering the Israeli -Palestinian conflict, please take the time to watch the documentary film "Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land". You can find it on at " Google Video". Here is the link http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7828123714384920696&q=peace%2C+propaganda+and+promised+land&hl=en.

Information is power. Make you own mind.

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