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Will the Trump White House Defend Press Freedom Abroad?

(This article first appeared in Nieman Reports, Februry 23, 2017. ©Nieman Reports)

In the late 1980s, I found myself banned from Indonesia. I ended up on the blacklist after a rookie correspondent’s mistake; I wrote that the longtime dictator, Suharto, had taken power in a coup, rather than using the military regime’s preferred version of history: that Suharto had stepped in and saved the country from an aborted Communist coup.

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