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Free the Iraqi Press!

From the May 17, 2004 issue: The last thing they need in Baghdad is another statist medium.

May 17, 2004, Vol. 9, No. 34 • By STEPHEN SCHWARTZ
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It is often said that the Coalition in Iraq needs a voice of its own. That is true: It should express its views at frequent press conferences open to all reporters. A vigorous, free press is the best possible place to begin the real democratization of Iraq.

Stephen Schwartz, a frequent contributor, consulted for a losing bidder on the Iraqi Media Network contract.