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Study Up For 'Think': Balancing Security And Transparency

Susan Melkisethian
Protestors rally at the White House after Bradley Manning was sentenced for sharing military knowledge with the public and the press.

The government and the press butt heads over access to intelligence often. Krys Boyd will speak to Stephen Whitfield, American studies professor at Brandeis University, about finding the equilibrium between national security and freedom of the press at 1 p.m. today.

In the last year, the federal government has censored information a record 8,496 times, according to The Huffington Post.

In an interview with NPR, reporter James Risen says the Obama administration is worse than the Bush administration when it comes to guarding governmental knowledge.

Data shows recent domestic safety concerns have boosted the call for Republican leadership, according to The Washington Post

Four experts debate the necessity of secrecy and transparency as part of NPR's Intelligence Squared series.

Just Security is an online forum that that analyzes the state of national security. The Press Freedom Foundation supports and defends public-interest journalism.