FT op-ed

by Henry on July 2, 2006

I have an op-ed in the _Financial Times_ tomorrow on Swift and privacy in Europe and the US – link “here”:http://www.ft.com/cms/s/52fc56ba-09f5-11db-ac3b-0000779e2340,_i_email=y.html, but subject to rapid linkrot. NB that a final correction appears not to have made it into the online version – the opening sentences:

bq. In the increasingly bitter dispute over press freedom in America, some Republicans are pressing for The New York Times to be charged with espionage. The editor of The New York Times has claimed for his part that the US government is out of control over the newspaper’s disclosures that the government was monitoring international financial transactions.

should read

bq. In the increasingly bitter dispute over press freedom in America, some Republicans are pressing for the New York Times to be charged with espionage for disclosing that the government was monitoring international financial transactions. The editor of the New York Times has claimed for his part that government surveillance programs are effectively out of control.

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Jasper Milvain 07.03.06 at 1:53 am

The good news: they’ve fixed the opening sentences. The bad news: most of the rest of it appears to have gone behind the paywall.

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Henry 07.03.06 at 8:15 am

Jasper – when I get home tomorrow, I’ll put it up on my web space in HTML or PDF form – I’m not sure why the linkthrough isn’t working.

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Eamonn Fitzgerald 07.03.06 at 2:26 pm

Yes, it’s great the opening sentence has been fixed. And it’s sad that the rest is behind the paywall, but, hey, the FT doesn’t live on fresh air and its got to find the bucks somewhere to pay Henry for his piece. Oh, and by the way, it’s not only Republicans who are pressing the NYT these days. Here’s Jeff Jarvis: “I want to see the editor of a major U.S. newspaper who is covering and uncovering classified government antiterrorism programs write a piece under the headline: ‘When and why I will reveal secrets.’ For I have not yet seen a satisfactory answer to that obvious and essential question in any of the many letters and editorials those editors have been writing lately. If journalism is about upholding standards, then let’s know what those standards are.”

http://www.buzzmachine.com/index.php/2006/07/01/when-and-why-i-reveal-secrets/

Maybe that opening sentence needs a bit more fixing.

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