Accession Number:

AD0416358

Title:

THE RIGHT TO KNOW VS. THE NEED TO KNOW

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

BOSTON UNIV MA COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

142.0

Abstract:

The area to be analyzed in this thesis is one of the most important, pervading, and current themes of today. The problems of censorship in a free society, particularly in light of the nature of the insidious Communist threat, require a delicate and continual balancing of the necessity for our government to withhold certain information which would, if released, be detrimental to our national interests andor defense, and the right of the public to know those facts that are essential to government by the informed consent of the people. As is true of many of the most important questions of our time, there is no formula, no pat answer, and no standard operating procedure for this matter, but there is the necessity for striking a balance in the field of government information practices.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE